Doffing PPE: Remove the Respirator

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Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment

In this step, you will take off your belt mounted respirator. How you do this will vary from model to model of PAPR, so you and your assistant will need to refer to the manufacturer’s specifications. Your assistant will help you with taking the respirator off.

Although the specifics will vary, you should do things in this order:

  • First, the assistant will detach the hose from the hood
  • Then while the assistant holds the belt unit in his/her hands, you will unclasp the belt. Place all reusable PAPR components in a designated area or container for later disinfection.