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Respirator Selection Guide for the Construction Industry

September 2022
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2022-123
Cover page for publication 2022-123, Respirator Selection Guide for the Construction Industry

Choosing the right respirator for the job, and the hazard, is a vital part of protecting workers. This fact sheet will help construction companies understand the basics of respirator selection. It provides employers and respiratory protection managers a central resource for respirator selection recommendations specific to the construction industry. Employers and respiratory protection program managers can use this fact sheet to learn about the types of respirators commonly used in the industry and the selection factors used to determine the correct respirator. Additional information about respiratory protection for construction workers can be found in the NIOSH Science Blog Education and Training Concerning Masks and Respirators for Construction Workers.

Respirator Selection Guide for the Construction Industry

Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2022]. Respirator selection guide for the construction industry. By Kiederer M, Coffey C, Smith A, Casey M. 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. 2022-123,