Millions of workers are required to wear respirators in various workplaces. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death. Compliance with the Respiratory Protection Standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually.
Understand when to use the different types of respirators.
Understand how to fit, inspect, and maintain respirators.