Understanding filtration efficiency testing and fit testing in filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs)
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Understanding filtration efficiency testing and fit testing in filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs)

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      This fact sheet describes filtration efficiency testing and the proper fit testing procedures for a filtering facepiece respirator (FFR), explaining why both are necessary for a respirator to perform as expected. A respirator user’s understanding of these procedures and how employers perform fit tests to minimize contaminant leakage into the respirator will enhance the user’s knowledge of how an FFR helps to protect respiratory health. Suggested citation: NIOSH [2021]. Understanding filtration efficiency testing and fit testing in filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs). By Schall J, Coffey C. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2021-123, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2021123 2021-123.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2021123
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