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PDFWAC 296-307-61205

Prevent sealing problems with tight-fitting respirators.

(1) The employer must make sure employees use the procedure in WAC 296-307-62020 to perform a user seal check each time they put on their tight-fitting respirator.
(2) The employer must make sure employees do NOT use a respirator if employees have a characteristic that interferes with the respirator facepiece seal or valve function. For example, stubble, moustaches, sideburns, bangs, hairlines, or scars between the face and the sealing surface of the respirator will affect the seal.
(3) The employer must make sure corrective glasses or personal protective equipment (PPE) do NOT interfere with the facepiece seal. Examples of PPE include safety glasses, goggles, faceshields, clothing, and hard hats.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-61205, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-61205, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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