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Employee Voluntary Use of Respirators

Employers who allow their employees to wear respirators on a voluntary basis when not required by OSHA or the employer must implement limited provisions of a respiratory protection program. When a filtering facepiece respirator is all that is used, the employee must be provided a copy of Appendix D. For all other voluntary users, an additional written respirator program that covers medical fitness and proper maintenance procedures must be implemented.

1910.134(c)(2). Where Respirator Use is Not Required.

1910.134 Appendix D. Information for Employees Using Respirators When Not Required Under the Standard.

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