The requirement for a respirator program to be in writing entails a great deal of pre-planning
of the implementation steps for the program. These steps include selection, medical
fitness, maintenance, training, fit testing, use, program evaluation, etc. This
pre-planning is by design and intended to ensure the respirator wearer is safely using the
proper respirator. The program evaluation facet allows for continuous improvements or
changes to be made, as necessary, to maintain a protective program.