The design of some respirators limit the facial hair employees wearing them can maintain. Respirators are vital tools for keeping employees safe in a variety of different and potentially dangerous contexts. From both common sense safety and regulatory perspectives, respirators are must-have equipment for a wide range respirator and facial hair
employees. There's little, if any, debate about the value of respirators in general, but there is an issue that persists in terms of safe and compliant usage. Functionally, that bars employees with a respirator and facial hair
of longer, fuller facial hair from using respirators and, therefore, filling job roles where these devices are required.