ASTM WK73734

    New Guide for Respirator Fit Testing Methods

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    WK73734

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides guidance on how to conduct fit testing of tight-fitting respirators and appropriate methods to be used. Fit testing is only one element of a complete respiratory protection program. Examples of complete respiratory protection programs are defined in ANSI Z88.2, 29 CFR 1910.134, and so forth. 1.2 PurposeThis guide provides requirements for conducting respirator fit testing and includes: 1.2.1 Qualifications for fit test operators, 1.2.2 Specific fit test methods, 1.2.3 Interpretation of fit test results, 1.2.4 Recordkeeping, and 1.2.5 Methods to validate new fit test methods. 1.3 Should and ShallThe provisions of this guide are mandatory in nature when the word shall is used and advisory in nature when the word should is used. 1.4UnitsThe values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.


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    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    07-29-2020

    Technical Contact:
    Francis Wiltanger

    Status:
    Draft Under Development