OSHA has released a new video and poster for employers and workers on how to properly wear and remove a respirator. For workers who may need to use respirators to protect themselves from coronavirus exposure, a properly worn respirator can help reduce the wearer's risk of viral exposure and help prevent its spread to others. The video and poster - in English and Spanish - demonstrate and describe seven steps every worker should follow when putting on and taking off a respirator. The video and poster - in English and Spanish - demonstrate and describe seven steps every worker should follow when putting on and taking off a respirator. 1. Wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol before putting on and after removing the respirator; 2. Inspect the respirator for damage; 3. Cover mouth and nose with the respirator and pull strap over the head so that it rests at the back of the head. A second strap should rest at the back of the neck. Use the metal nose clips to mold the respirator to the shape of the nose; 4. Adjust the respirator by placing both hands over it and inhaling and exhaling. Readjust the straps if air leaks from the respirator's edges; 5. Avoid touching the respirator while wearing it; 6. Remove the respirator by grabbing the strap(s) from behind. Do not touch the front; and 7. If the respirator does not need to be reused because of supply shortages, discard it in a closed-bin waste receptacle. Visit OSHA's publications website for other useful workplace safety information. Find the video HERE. Find the English poster HERE. Click here for a version of the poster in Spanish.