Look more closely at the OSHA regulation on this. Most people can be adequately assessed by using a questionnaire, a clunky example of which is in that regulatory appendix, if I recall correctly.
Peter Zavon, CIH
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Respirator physicals?
From: Joseph Peters <joseph.peters**At_Symbol_Here**technipfmc.com
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:06:57 +0000
Re: Respirator physicals?
We are currently trying to qualify two of our employees for respirator use.
All of our employees who are required to use respirators have had physicals (including spirometry) to ensure that they are physically able to use an Air Purifying Respirator (APR) and SCBA. Once they pass the physical, they are fit tested and trained on the proper use and care of the respiratory equipment.
We scheduled appoints with our occupational safety and health provider and were told that they are not allowed to conduct spirometry evaluations at this time due to COVID restrictions.
Have any members of the group experienced this and if so, how were they able to certify employees for respirator use in the absence of spirometry?
BTW, we are located in Massachusetts.
Joseph C. Peters, PE
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