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Putting on (Donning) Your Respirator

Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to properly don particulate and dual-cartridge respirators.

Donning a Particulate Respirator
Donning a Dual-cartridge Respirator


Donning a Particulate Respirator

Step 1

Step 1
Hold the respirator in your hands with the nosepiece toward your fingertips.

Step 2

Step 2
Position the mask over your mouth and nose.

Step 3

Step 3
Pull the strap over your head. The strap goes over the back of your head above your ears.

Step 4

Step 4
Pull the shorter bottom strap over your head, below your ears. It goes around your neck.

Step 5

Step 5
If the respirator has a metal nosepiece tab, use fingertips of both hands (one on each side) to mold it to your nose. Pinching with one hand may cause it to take an odd shape and allow contaminants in.

Step 6

Step 6
Adjust the facepiece and straps until you have a comfortable fit.
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Donning a Dual-cartridge Respirator

Step 1

Step 1
Place the respirator under your chin with the nosepiece facing up.

Step 2

Step 2
Place the top strap on the top of your head.

Step 3

Step 3
Attach the bottom straps behind your neck.

Step 4

Step 4
Adjust the facepiece and straps for a comfortable fit. Tighten the straps by pulling on the ends. Loosen them by pushing on the buckle tab.
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NOTE: Check your owner's manual for any additional or specific instructions.


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