N95 Day

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for testing and approving respirators; and
WHEREAS, NIOSH estimates that more than 20 million American workers use respirators every day to protect against potential job hazards – from doctors and nurses to firefighters, first-responders, coal miners, and agriculture workers; and
WHEREAS, many of these workers depend on particulate filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) when working in environments with hazardous airborne particles; and
WHEREAS, NIOSH established N95 Day to emphasize the importance of properly using NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirators; and
WHEREAS, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirators filter 95 percent of particles and significantly reduce the wearer’s risk of inhaling hazardous airborne particles from dangerous chemicals, dust, metal fumes and many infectious diseases; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim September 5, 2017, as
N95 Day
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 1st day of September 2017.
Kay Ivey