Fall Prevention in the Workplace

How a Respirator Medical Evaluation and Fit Testing Improves Workplace Safety

Smoke, chemicals and fumes in the workplace can be dangerous to employees’ respiratory health. Respirators are critical pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) that provide necessary protection against hazardous air contaminants and must be worn correctly and fitted for each team member to ensure adequate safety.

Ensuring Safety with Respirator Fit Testing Daily Best Practices

OSHA has strict requirements governing respirator use and education for employees in auto repair facilities and manufacturing environments. In fact, OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134) requires employers to have a written respiratory protection program, which includes respirator fit testing to ensure employees that are required to use a respirator know how to protect themselves from inhaling toxins and other hazardous airborne contaminants.

Respirator Fit Testing—What It Is and Why You Need It

Many workers, especially those in auto repair facilities and manufacturing plants, are exposed daily to hazardous fumes, chemicals and dust. By wearing respirators, these workers can be protected from inhaling these dangerous contaminants. To ensure the PPE (personal protective equipment) is worn properly however, workers first need respirator fit testing.