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How To Wear Respirator

Step 1

Place thumb at center of nosepiece and unfold the respirator by pulling top part (with nosepiece) up and bottom part down so the respirator is open all the way(1). Straps should be held on the top panel.

Bend nosepiece slightly around thumb at center of nosepiece.

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Step 2

Place respirator against your face with the bottom under your chin, and the nosepiece across the bridge of your nose.

Hold respirator on your face with one hand. With your other hand pull the bottom securely under your chin (2).

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Step 3

Pull one strap over your head and position it around the neck below your ears.

Pull second strap over your head and position it high on the back of your head.

If desired, tabs on side of respirator can be used to adjust for a comfortable fit.

Make certain facial hair, hair, jewelry and clothing are not between your face and the respirator as they will interfere with fit.

Make certain respirator is completely opened and edges lay flat against the face.

Adjust for a comfortable fit by pulling bottom edge under chin while holding top edge on nose.

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Step 4

Place your fingertips from both hands at the top of the nosepiece. Use both hands to bend the nosepiece to fit snugly against your nose and face (4).

! The respirator may not fit as well if you pinch the nosepiece using one hand. Use two hands.

Slide fingers down both sides of the nosepiece to seal it against your nose and face.

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Step 5

Perform a User Seal Check. To check the respirator-to-face seal, place both hands completely over the respirator and exhale (5). Be careful not to disturb the position of the respirator.

If air leaks around the nose, readjust the nosepiece as described in step 4. If air leaks around respirator edges, adjust position of straps and make certain respirator edges fit snugly against the face.

DO NOT utilize the respirator for flu protection if you cannot achieve a proper seal.

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