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| Standard Number:||1910.134(g)(1)(i)|
[(1) Facepiece seal protection.We appreciate the opportunity to clarify this matter for you.(i) The employer shall not permit respirators with tight-fitting facepieces to be worn by employees who have:A suitable respirator for bearded individuals would be one that did not rely on a face-face piece seal, e.g., a hood type respirator.
(A) Facial hair that comes between the sealing surface of the facepiece and the face or that interferes with valve function; or
(B) Any condition that interferes with the face-to-facepiece seal or valve function.]
Sincerely,Ms. Ruth McCully
Director Office of Health Compliance Assistance
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20210
1. in a Class 1 Division 1 area, andSincerely yours,
2. by employees with beards to meet the Respiratory Protection Standard [29 CFR 1910.134(g)(1)(i)(A)].
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