A respirator may place a physiological burden on handlers that could cause injury if the wearer has certain health problems or medical conditions. A medical evaluation must be based on OSHA’s Part A of Appendix C to 1910.134. A physician or other licensed healthcare professional (PLHCP) can perform this medical evaluation which includes completing a medical questionnaire. Responses to the questionnaire may lead to the requirement of a follow-up medical examination.
The OSHA INFO SHEET provides information on the requirements of the medical evaluation and how to use the questionnaire, as well as a copy of the questionnaire that can be printed.
Many local health providers, including AgriSafe Network providers, can perform a medical evaluation. Click here to find an AgriSafe Network Provider in your area.
More information on requirements for the medical evaluation are available on the OSHA.gov website. For the Respirator Medical Evaluation Standard, click here...
If you are not able to access a licensed health care professional who can perform a medical evaluation, 3M has two convenient methods for employers to obtain medical evaluation of respirator wearers.
On-Line Respirator Medical Evaluation - a web-based interactive questionnaire that provides immediate notification of the results
Mail-In Respirator Medical Evaluation Service - a simple to use paper questionnaire
Download information about how to access 3M Medical Evaluation serviceshere.... or contact 3M Technical Service: 1-800-243-4630 then press 111 for a Tech Representative.