[MCOH-EH] respirator fit testing procedure

Brosseau, Lisa M brosseau at uic.edu
Wed Jan 25 07:35:05 PST 2017

There are 8 exercises required in the OSHA standard.  The bending over exercise must be done in the standing position.  The exercises must be done for the time indicated in the standard.

Lisa M Brosseau, ScD, CIH
University of Illinois at Chicago
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
2121 West Taylor Street
Chicago IL 60612

From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Reichen, Catherine
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:56 AM
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Subject: [MCOH-EH] respirator fit testing procedure

What is your practice for respirator fit testing exercises - do you have the employee sitting or standing?  The OSHA standard states that the first 5 postures need to be completed in a standing position but the last (bending over) does not clarify the posture.

Cathy Reichen, PT, DPT
Manager, Center for Occupational Health
Glens Falls Hospital
Glens Falls, NY 12801
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