OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 18 Personal Protective Equipment

Section 250 Effective facial seal

(1) An employer must ensure that respiratory protective equipment that depends on an effective facial seal for its safe use is correctly fit tested and tested in accordance with

(a) CSA Standard Z94.4-02, Selection, Use and Care of Respirators, or

(b) a method approved by a Director of Occupational Hygiene.

(2) An employer must ensure that, if a worker is or may be required to wear respiratory protective equipment and the effectiveness of the equipment depends on an effective facial seal, the worker is clean shaven where the face piece of the equipment seals to the skin of the face.