Cleaning, Maintenance and Storage

Cleaning, maintenance, and storage

  • Respirators must be cleaned to remove contaminants/prevent irritation
  • Shared respirators must be cleaned before each use
  • Emergency-use respirators must be cleaned after each use
  • Review OSHA Regulation Appendix B-2 to 1910.134 for cleaning/disinfecting instructions
  • Only use manufacturer’s replacement parts

Storage helps prevent respirators from:

  • Damage
  • Contamination
  • Dust
  • Sunlight
  • Temperature extremes
  • Excessive moisture
  • Chemicals
  • Deformation of the face piece