Do Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) Require Fit Testing?

Do Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) Require Fit Testing?

The answer to this question depends on the type of facepiece that the respirator has. Any facepieces that form a tight seal to the wearer’s face, e.g., half-masks and full facepieces, must be fit tested.

Loose-fitting PAPRs, in which the hood or helmet is designed to form only a partial seal with the wearer’s face or hoods which seal loosely around the wearer’s neck or shoulders, do not require fit testing.
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