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The Basics of Respiratory Protection

The Basics of Respiratory Protection

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A PowerPoint for training in Respiratory Protection in the workplace. Covers information on Filtering Facepieces, Dust Masks, PAPRs, SCBAs, supplied air respirators, negative pressure respirators, Air-Powered Respirators and more.
A PowerPoint for training in Respiratory Protection in the workplace. Covers information on Filtering Facepieces, Dust Masks, PAPRs, SCBAs, supplied air respirators, negative pressure respirators, Air-Powered Respirators and more.

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Published by: RobVajko on Feb 24, 2009
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01/29/2013

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THE BASICS OFRESPIRATORYPROTECTION
 
Objectives
1.
To enhance your understanding of theadvantages and limitations of respiratoryprotective products.2. To provide you with other information oncurrent OSHA regulatory requirements.
 
OSHA REGULATORY REVIEW1910.134
Engineering and or administrative controls of environmental hazards should be theemployers’ primary safety goal.
If engineering/administrative controls are not readily attainable, the employer shalldevelop an
effective
respiratory protection program that is site specific.
The employer shall have a trained program administrator.
The employer shall establish an effective and dynamic written work site specificprogram.
The employer shall provide appropriate respirators, training and medicalevaluations at no cost to the employee.
Employer shall evaluate present and probable work site hazards by either measured or estimated means.
Employer shall select proper respiratory protection based on work site specifichazards.
Employer shall provide medical evaluations for every respiratory user, includingthose worn for comfort reasons in non-hazardous atmospheres.
Conduct pre-use and annual fit testing of all tight fitting respirators, including air supplied types.
All fit testing must be conducted in the negative pressure mode using Qualitative(QL) or Quantitative (QN) protocols.www.nationalsafetyinc.com(800) 213-7092

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