Respirator Medical Evaluation

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.


This 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.

More information on requirements for the medical evaluation are available on the website. For the Respirator Medical Evaluation Standard, click here...

3M does have information on their website about respirator medical evaluations. Please see the links below for more information: