Disinfection and Reuse of Filtered Face Respirators
During a time when respiratory protection is limited, some companies may decide to decontaminate and reuse filtered face respirators to save what supply there is. With any new procedure a work-site specific written procedure should be implemented to thoroughly outline exposure risk areas and procedures to have a standard operating procedure.
In this article by OSHA, the department outlines methods which should, or shouldn’t, be used to decontaminate re-used filtered face respirators. If a chemical is used for the decontamination process, testing of exposures to workers may be required. For more information, click here.