A Good Fit Is Important (PSA Radio Script)

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You wouldn't wear work gloves that are too big and clumsy, or boots that are too tight.

You also shouldn't wear a respirator that doesn't fit.

Respirators designed for use on the farm come in many shapes and sizes. Select one that fits your face well. Remember that anything that can slip between the face piece and your face will likely make its way to your lungs. Use extra caution if you have glasses, a beard or mustache, and long sideburns.

If you're concerned about how your respirator fits, take it to a professional or hospital clinic to have it fit-tested. Your lungs need all the help you can give them, especially on the farm.

This radio public service announcement script was distributed by Iowa State University Extension as part of the Safe Farm Program. Safe Farm promotes health and safety in agriculture. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Iowa State University, and a network of groups that serve Iowa farm workers and their families. Distribution date: February 1993

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