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Q&A: Where is the regulation for annual fit testing?

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 31, 2010

Q: Where might I find the literature that indicates that the N95 mask must be fitted on every healthcare worker annually? This seems a bit too often.

A: The OSHA rule that covers your question is the respiratory protection standard, and the relevant section of that standard is 1910.134(f)(2).

Click here to read that section of the standard and for more advice on fit-testing compliance.

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