Respirators are used to protect the wearer from inhaling airborne contaminants such as dusts, fumes, vapors, and infectious agents associated with inhaling small and large particle droplets. It’s use puts a physical burden on the human body. Before applying a respirator, a worker must be declared medically fit to wear one through a medical evaluation.

The medical evaluation procedure requires:

  1. 1. The employer will identify a physician or other professional licensed health

care professional (PLHCP) to evaluate the employee using a medical

questionnaire or initial medical examination

  1. The information provided during the evaluation using the questionnaire must answer

the questions laid out in the OSHA questionnaire in Appendix C of 1910.134.