Every employee who wears a respirator must have a medical evaluation before wearing a respirator, so please select a quantity of medical evaluations equal to the number of your employee’s that wear respirators.
The employer shall provide respirators, training, and medical evaluations at no cost to the employee.
Medical evaluation. Using a respirator may place a physiological burden on employees that varies with the type of respirator worn, the job and workplace conditions in which the respirator is used, and the medical status of the employee. Accordingly, this paragraph specifies the minimum requirements for medical evaluation that employers must implement to determine the employee’s ability to use a respirator.
General. The employer shall provide a medical evaluation to determine the employee’s ability to use a respirator, before the employee is fit tested or required to use the respirator in the workplace. The employer may discontinue an employee’s medical evaluations when the employee is no longer required to use a respirator.