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Can your respirator program accommodate physical changes?

To work effectively, most respirators require an airtight seal between the respirator and the user’s face and/or neck

March 20, 2020  by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

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To work effectively, most respirators require an airtight seal between the respirator and the user’s face and/or neck. Facial hair could interfere with the seal, drawing contaminated air into the workers’ lungs. But that’s not the only threat. Age, changes in body weight, earrings, headscarves, wigs, facial piercings, dental work, facial injury – any of these could compromise respirator seals.

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