Discussion Post: Advanced Industrial Hygiene
There are many different types of respiratory protection used in occupational settings. Some respiratory use is required while some companies allow their workers to use some types of respirators even if they are not required (voluntary use). Explain when you believe respirators are required to be used and when they can be used on a voluntary basis. In many settings, employees can be seen wearing surgical masks as voluntary protection. Discuss your experiences with the use of respirators in occupational settings you are familiar with and whether you believe there is a problem with an employee wearing a surgical mask voluntarily.
The response must include a reference list. Using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, double-space, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.