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    Title: TB and Respiratory Protection (Continued)
    Type: Text Slide
    • CDC Guidelines (continued):
      • The ability to fit the different facial sizes and characteristics of health care workers which can usually be met by making the respirators available in at least three sizes.
      • The ability to check for face piece fit in accordance with OSHA standards and good industrial hygiene practice, by health care workers each time they put on their respirator.
    Speaker Notes: Employees using tight-fitting respirators must be fit tested before use and whenever a change in respirator design or facial changes occur that could affect the proper fit of the respirator.

    Examples of conditions which would require additional fit testing of an employee include (but are not limited to) the use of a different size or make of respirator, weight loss, cosmetic surgery, facial scarring, and the installation of dentures or absence of dentures that are normally worn by the individual.

    Employers must follow one of the fit testing methods detailed in Appendix A to the standard and maintain records of each fit test performed.