Q&A: Express lanes for N95 fit testing?

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 28, 2010

Q: I find that yearly fit testing is very expensive, time consuming, and seems like overkill. If we do a short review instead of the actual fit test, is that still compliant?

A: OSHA doesn’t allow short cuts or halfway measures on fit testing. If an employee is required to wear a tight-fitting facepiece respirator such as the N95, initial and annual fit testing is mandatory under OSHA.

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