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PDFWAC 296-307-604

Medical evaluations.

Your responsibility:
To make sure a respirator used under your specific worksite conditions is not a health risk to employees.
Exemption:
This section does not apply to employees who only use:
 
• Filtering-facepiece respirators voluntarily. See WAC 296-307-598 of this part for voluntary use requirements
 
or
 
• Escape-only respirators that are mouthpiece, loose-fitting, or hooded respirators.
important:
• Using a respirator can create physical risks for an employee each time it is worn. The extent of these risks depends on these factors:
– Type of respirator
– Environmental conditions at the worksite
– Physical demands of the work
– Use of other protective clothing
– Employee's health status.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-604, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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