[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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