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Employer OSHA Respirator Compliance Help Tools - 3M

Through a network of providers, 3M facilitates regulatory compliance services. On-site services can help improve productivity and your return on program investments by helping to reduce downtime resulting from off-site employee testing. 3M can facilitate solutions designed to help you meet regulatory requirements and internal safety goals, which can help contribute to your overall productivity and shape better business results.

Regulatory Compliance Services offered:

Respirator Medical Evaluations

  • On-Line
  • Mail-In
Respirator Fit Testing
  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative

OSHA Required Respirator Medical Evaluations
For information on respirator medical evaluations, call the 3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division "Fax On Demand" service at 1-800-646-1655 and request document number 12016. The faxed document will include ordering information for both On-Line and Mail-In versions.

e-Tools - www.respexam.com

3M's e-Tools may be a resource for your company's compliance needs. These e-Tools can be used to help effectively deliver and manage employee testing, training and records. e-Tools include:

  • On-Line Respirator Medical Evaluations
  • On-Line Respiratory Protection e-Training

On-Line Respirator Medical Evaluations

The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 mandates that, among other things, employees required to use a respirator complete a respirator medical evaluation questionnaire successfully prior to wearing a respirator. On-Line Respirator Medical Evaluations provide you with a low cost, convenient and easy-to-use method to help comply with regulations.

Benefits provided are:


  • Respirator medical evaluation questionnaire for all brands and types of respirators
  • Evaluations can be completed using any computer with Internet access
Speed and Productivity
  • Most employees do not need to leave the work-site
  • Employees and employers receive immediate notification of the results
  • Clearance letters will be electronically mailed or faxed to the employer, and mailed to the employee
Consistency and Quality
  • All employees are evaluated using the same expanded OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire
  • Board-certified, occupational medicine physicians complete the reviews and, where needed, make recommendations for further medical testing by the employee's physician

On-Line Respiratory Protection e-Training

The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 mandates that, among other things, employees required to use a respirator be trained prior to initial use of a respirator, if a different respirator (size, style, make or model) is used, and at a minimum annually thereafter.

3M's On-Line Respiratory Protection e-Training includes:
  • Interactive training designed to maximize learning
  • Access to employee training records, test results and training curriculum, available on-line every day, any time
  • Standardized training that meets OSHA, NIOSH and ANSI requirements
On-Line Respiratory e-Training Services also might be used as:
  • Refresher training
  • An alternate approach to respiratory training
  • When management of employee respirator training records is desired
  • New hire training

For additional information on either of these services,
please visit www.respexam.com or call 1-800-383-3393.
For Fax on Demand information,
call 1-800-646-1655 and request document number 12016.

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