Instructor Note: Prior to making a safety presentation, obtain and review your company respirator protection program.

Our company has developed a separate respirator protection program. It is an important program because of the exposure we face in the workplace. We want to protect your body and lungs.

Guide for Discussion Generally:respirator

  • No respiratory program is required when filtering-facepiece respirators are the only respirator used and they are used voluntarily.
  • Respirators will be worn when the employee is exposed to hazards such as fumes, gases, mists, vapors and sprays
  • Fit testing shall occur prior to allowing an employee to wear the
  • Employees should be fit tested at a minimum of annually to ensure the employee is putting on the respirator
  • Respirators shall be kept in a sanitary condition, covered at all times when not in
  • Respirator training should be conducted prior to wearing the respirator for the first

Company Specific: We want all our line employees to: Inspect the respirator before each use.

Know how to properly don/fit their respirator.

Conduct a positive pressure or negative pressure check with each use. Report any and all problems to your supervisor.

Take proper care of the respirator.

Never hang a respirator on a nail or leave exposed to dust.

Remember:    The reason we wear a respirator is to protect our lungs and bodies against hazardous fumes, gases, mists, vapors or sprays.