Voluntary Respirator Use
The Program Administrator will provide those who voluntarily choose to wear
either any half-face air purifying respirator, APR, or filtering facepiece (dust
mask) a copy of Appendix D of the standard. Employees choosing to wear a half
facepiece APR must comply with the procedures for medical evaluation, respirator
use, and cleaning, maintenance, and storage.
The Program Administrator shall authorize all voluntary use of respiratory
protective equipment on a case-by-case basis upon request, depending on specific
workplace conditions and the results of the medical evaluations.