Applying Respiratory Mask to Your Face

It’s important to wear a respirator mask to stay safe and healthy. Learn how to apply it correctly before working.

What You Need

  • Your Face
  • A Mask

Instructions

Step 1

Before each use, inspect the mask for any signs of damage.
Step 2

Align the mark on the cartridge with the small bayonet lug on the face piece and push together, rotating clockwise one quarter turn until it stops turning.
Step 3
Repeat step for the second cartridge.
Step 4
Place the respirator over your mouth and nose then pull the head harness over your head.
Step 5
Take the bottom straps in both hands and hook them together behind your neck.
Step 6
In order to properly do a seal check, place the palm of your hand gently over the exhalation valve cover being careful not to apply too much pressure.Exhale gently and if the face piece bulges slightly and you feel no air leaking out then you have sealed it properly.
Step 7
To remove, unhook the lower straps using both hands and pull the head harness over your head.

Recap

    1. Before each use, inspect the mask for any signs of damage.
    1. Align the mark on the cartridge with the small bayonet lug on the face piece and push together, rotating clockwise one quarter turn until it stops turning.
    1. Repeat step for the second cartridge
    1. Place the respirator over your mouth and nose then pull the head harness over your head.
    1. Take the bottom straps in both hands and hook them together behind your neck.
    1. In order to properly do a seal check, place the palm of your hand gently over the exhalation valve cover being careful not to apply too much pressure.Exhale gently and if the face piece bulges slightly and you feel no air leaking out then you have sealed it properly.
  1. To remove, unhook the lower straps using both hands and pull the head harness over your head.

Recap