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OSHA issues temporary guidance on PAPR enforcement

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November 12, 2020

by Guy Burdick, EHS Daily Advisor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued new temporary guidance on enforcement of initial and annual fit-testing requirements in the Respiratory Protection standard for Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR).

According to an October 2 memo to regional administrators. enforcement discretion is limited to healthcare personnel or other workers engaged in high- or very high-exposure-risk activities.

According to an October 2 memo to regional administrators. enforcement discretion is limited to healthcare personnel or other workers engaged in high- or very high-exposure-risk activities.



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