OSHA issues final respiratory protection rule, adds fit-testing protocol

September 14, 2004

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its Respiratory Protection Standard and added a new fit-testing procedure to help workers and employers select proper-fitting respirators.

The new fit-testing protocol, known as controlled negative pressure (CNP) REDON, requires three different test exercises followed by donning the respirator two times in succession.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document—p_table=FEDERAL_REGISTER&p_id=18218.