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Respiratory Fit Testing

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration - also called "OSHA" - and State OSHA Agencies require employers to fit test workers who must wear these respirators on the job.
So what is a fit test?
A “fit test” tests the seal between the respirator's face piece and your face. It takes about fifteen to twenty minutes to complete and is performed at least annually. After passing a fit test with a respirator, you must use the exact same make, model, style, and size respirator on the job.
Complete the Annual Respiratory Questionnaire if you have been fit tested in the previous calendar year or wear a PAPR

Complete the Initial Respirator Evaluation Questionnaire if you were not fit tested in the previous calendar year.

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