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Check that at your facility:

Employees can demonstrate knowledge of:

Why the respirator is necessary and the consequences of improper fit, use, or maintenance.

Limitations and capabilities of the respirator.

How to effectively use the respirator in emergency situations.

How to inspect, put on, remove, use, and check the seals of the respirator.

Training is understandable to employees.

Training is provided prior to employee use of the respirator.

Retraining is provided:


Upon changes in workplace conditions that affect respirator use.

Whenever retraining appears necessary to ensure safe respirator use.

Appendix D of the standard is provided to voluntary users.