Half-mask facepieces, full facepieces, hoods, helmets, and mouthpieces; fit; minimum requirements.
(a) Half-mask facepieces and full facepieces shall be designed and constructed to fit persons with various facial shapes and sizes either:
(1) By providing more than one facepiece size; or
(2) By providing one facepiece size which will fit varying facial shapes and sizes.
(b) Full facepieces shall provide for optional use of corrective spectacles or lenses, which shall not reduce the respiratory protective qualities of the respirator.
(c) Hoods and helmets shall be designed and constructed to fit persons with various head sizes, provide for the optional use of corrective spectacles or lenses, and insure against any restriction of movement by the wearer.
(d) Mouthpieces shall be equipped with noseclips which are securely attached to the mouthpiece or respirator and provide an airtight seal.
(e) Facepieces, hoods, and helmets shall be designed to prevent eyepiece fogging.
(f) Half-mask facepieces shall not interfere with the fit of common industrial safety corrective spectacles.
Title 42 published on 2012-10-01
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