Respirator Fit Testing – PPE Safety Solutions

Respirator Fit Testing – PPE Safety Solutions

Respirator fit testing is required for mandatory use of all tight-fitting facepieces and recommended for voluntary use. OSHA states: “The employer shall ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting facepiece respirator is fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator facepiece (size, style, model or make) is used, and at least annually thereafter.”

Employees issued powered air purifying respirators and supplied air respirators with loose-fitting facepieces, hoods or helmets are not subject to respirator fit testing.

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