Respirator Selection Tool

Identify recommended respiratory protection level for bioaerosol exposure

  • Select workplace environment
  • Identify risk group (micro-organism exposure)
  • Determine generation level
  • Determine control (ventilation) level
  • Respirator recommendations
  • Select workplace environment
  • Identify risk group (micro-organism exposure)
  • Determine generation level
  • Determine control (ventilation) level
  • Respirator recommendations

Select workplace environment

Step 1 of 5

Select your workplace environment

Select the environment that most closely suits the workplace for which guidance is needed so that the tool can provide relevant information and examples.

General workplaces should be selected if ventilation rates do not conform with those of a dedicated health care facility. The selection tool presumes higher ventilation rates for dedicated health care facilities.

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Note: Print or download the PDF to enter your identification and workplace details in the report.
Report for CSA Guidance Tool for Selecting Respirators for Biological Aerosols

Identification

Internal Report ID
Prepared by
Job Title
Company
E-mail/Telephone
Date February/05/2023

Workplace Details

Workplace Name
Workplace Address
Department
Subject Location (e.g. Room no)

Disclaimer

CSA Group always strives to provide up to date and accurate services, tools, and information. However, no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made that the Respirator Selection Tool (the “Tool”) meets your specific needs and any reliance on accuracy of information and recommendations made by this Tool, after inputs are made by you, is at your own risk. Please contact CSA Group for more information about this Tool and our services.

Brief Description of Workplace, Activities and Ventilation

Selection Tool Outputs

Micro-organism(s) present
Workplace Type Maximum Risk Group Generation Level Control Level

Selection Tool Outputs

Recommended Respiratory Protection Options

SWPF = Simulated Workplace Protection Factor

Notes

Other Observations