What is the purpose of a respirator medical evaluation?
The purpose of a respirator medical evaluation is to determine an employee's health fitness to wear a respirator at work. According to OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134), before an employee can be fit-tested or required to use a respirator, they must undergo a medical evaluation to ensure they can safely use it without risking their health. The evaluation takes into account the employee's health status, job description, and the type of respirator to be used, and follows a specific set of questions outlined by OSHA.
Who performs the respirator medical evaluation?
The respirator medical evaluation is conducted by a licensed healthcare professional (PLHCP), per OSHA requirements. The PLHCP will evaluate the employee's health, work conditions, and respirator type to determine their ability to use a respirator ...
Is the respirator medical evaluation offered in multiple languages?
Yes, we offer the respirator medical evaluation in multiple languages. To change the language of the questionnaire, simply click the desired language from the dropdown at the top of the questionnaire.
What respirators does the medical evaluation cover?
The online respirator medical evaluation can be used for all brands and types of respirators. This includes but is not limited to: Filtering facepiece respirators (N95, P100, etc.) Elastomeric respirators Powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) ...
What factors should be considered during a medical evaluation for respirator use?
A medical evaluation is required to determine an employee's ability to use a respirator. Factors to consider include the individual's health status and medical history, specifically any history of respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, ...
How frequently are OSHA respirator medical evaluations required? Are they required annually?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not specifically mandate that respirator medical evaluations be completed annually. However, it does state that employers bear the responsibility of identifying if an employee exhibits any ...