Maintenance Program: Respiratory Protection
The employer must provide for the cleaning and disinfecting, storage, inspection, and repair of respirators used by employees.
- Cleaning and Disinfecting
Portion of the Public Health Respiratory Protection Program Template pertaining to respirator maintenance.
- Respirator inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and storage.
Conscientious respirator maintenance should be an integral part of an overall respirator program. This maintenance applies both to respirators with replaceable filters and respirators that are classified as disposable but that are reused. Manufacturers’ instructions for inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining respirators should be followed to ensure that the respirator continues to function properly.
Excerpt from Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Facilities, 1994.
Step 8: Evaluating the Program
see also>> Proper Respirator Use: Public Health Respiratory Protection Program Template
see also>> Inspecting, Maintenance and Repairs: Public Health Respiratory Protection Program Template
see also>> PAPR: Cleaning and disinfecting