Disposable Respirator Fitting Instructions

HandyStrap® Respirators

Note: Also see instructions on bag or box of specific respirator to be used.

• Review all instructions and warnings.
• Demonstrate all fit instructions on box or bag.
• When changing from any model/ size to another respirator, you must fit test.

1. Attach buckle behind neck with shell against chest.
2. a) Fit mask to face and pull top of strap to crown of head. Nose cushion must not be folded inside respirator.
     b) Always use top and bottom part of strap. Adjust tension for a comfortable fit.
3. Each time user enters contaminated area respirator must be seal checked. Cover front of respirator by cupping both hands. INHALE SHARPLY. A negative pressure should be felt inside respirator. If any leakage is detected at respirator edges, adjust strap by pulling back along the sides and/or reposition respirator. Repeat until sealed properly, otherwise see your supervisor. Entry into a contaminated area with an improper fit may result in sickness or death.
4. To hang around neck:
    1. Undo buckle.
    2. Allow strap to fall around neck.
    3. Pull mask down to chest.

CAUTION: If used against biohazards discard immediately after removing from face and do not hang around neck.

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