Fit testing and beards

By: April 8th, 2009 Email This Post Print This Post

Beards and respirators can create a hairy problem for safety officers. OSHA says you cannot successfully fit test a bearded worker with tight-fitting face piece respirator. But workers may not want to, or be able to, accommodate their facial hair to your razor sharp safety mindset.

Listen to OSHA Q&A Roundtable panelist John Schaefer, CIH, HEM, CPEA, associate director of health safety and environment, Johns Hopkins University, Hospital and Health Systems, as he analyzes and offers a suggestion to this dilemma. Please click on the audio clip below.

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hcpro-audio-conference-logosmLearn how you can get all your OSHA questions answered by registering for OSHA Healthcare Advisor’s “Q&A Roundtable: Solutions to Your Compliance Challenges” audioconference, Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 1-2 p.m. (Eastern).


By Travis Van Hook on August 22nd, 2013 at 2:41 pm

where is the clip and how do I access it? also if there is no access, what was the solution to this problem?


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