If an employee has been provided with a medical evaluation addressing respirator use, as required
by another chapter, that evaluation will meet the requirements of this section.
Using a respirator can create physical risks for an employee each time it is worn. Review of the Medical Evaluation form by a Licensed Health Care Professional (LHCP) will determine if an employee is permitted to use an Air Purifying Respirator within the workplace.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) is a best practices option used to accurately determine worker lung function. Review of baseline information by a Licensed Health Care Professional (LHCP) will help to determine if an employee can safely utilize an Air Purifying Respirator (APR).
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Respirator Fit Testing
Employees are introduced into established environmental health and safety programs prior to entering a new work environment. Personal protective equipment (PPE) can be issued to employee with a full understanding of use and care with a hazardous environment.
Pre-employment screening provides the opportunity to establish medical clearance, and employee baseline information prior to working within the workplace.