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Review your medical evaluation of staffers who will wear respirators

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, June 1, 2019

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OSHA is reminding employers that a medical evaluation of each employee is required if that worker needs to ever wear a respirator on the job.

“Respirators can make breathing more difficult and not everyone is able to wear a respirator,” says OSHA information found on its website (see links in Resources). Some conditions can prevent an employee from using a respirator, including “heart conditions, lung disease, and psychological conditions like claustrophobia.”

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