Safety Matters: Respirator Safety

Shortness of breath. Mental confusion. Nausea and fainting. These are just the signs, symptoms, and potential outcome of working in a toxic atmosphere without proper equipment.

Safety Matters: Respirator Safety helps employees become aware of these dangers, identify the different types of respirators; and follow the steps to ensure they are fit to wear such equipment. The program explains the importance of medical evaluation and fit testing, and describes the procedures for proper care, cleaning, and maintenance of a respirator.

The program also helps employees:

• Recognize the functions of a respirator
• Understand employers’ training responsibilities
• Know the prescribed content for training
• Appreciate the Policy for Voluntary Use

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