Respiratory protection

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Respiratory protection for welders

How do I know if I should wear a powered air purifying respirator or a supplied air respirator while welding?
How do I know if I should wear a powered air purifying respirator or a supplied air respirator while welding?
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Weighing the options

What are the benefits of a loose-fitting respirator versus a tight-fitting respirator?
What are the benefits of a loose-fitting respirator versus a tight-fitting respirator?
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Effective protection: selecting a respirator

What is the relationship between OSHA permissible exposure limits/maximum use concentrations and assigned protection factors?
What is the relationship between OSHA permissible exposure limits/maximum use concentrations and assigned protection factors?
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Respirator fit tests and facial hair

If I can get a worker with facial hair to pass a quantitative fit test using a PortaCount, can I then allow that worker to wear the full facepiece without him needing to shave?
If I can get a worker with facial hair to pass a quantitative fit test using a PortaCount, can I then allow that worker to wear the full facepiece without him needing to shave?
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Facial hair and respirator fit

A large number of men at our facility have beards, and I’m concerned that this could create problems with their respiratory protection. Can you provide any advice?
A large number of men at our facility have beards, and I’m concerned that this could create problems with their respiratory protection. Can you provide any advice?
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Respirator decisions

What factors will help me determine the correct respirator needed for a specific job?
What factors will help me determine the correct respirator needed for a specific job?
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