Respirator requirements on pesticide labels are very specific when required for pesticide handling tasks. Generally, the label will require either a dust/mist filtering (particulate-removing) respirator, or a respirator with an organic-vapor cartridge or canister fitted with a prefilter. Use only respirators certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

In this module, we present information on respirator types, selection, use and care. The need for, and conduct of, medical evaluation, fit testing and seal checks before using a respirator also will be covered.

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