Respirators

Respirator Consulting and Fit testing

Respirators are the last line of defense against exposure for your employees. For that reason, if you decide to use respiratory protection to lower worker exposures to hazardous airborne contaminants, you must follow all requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134. Some of the things you are required to do when using respirators include: Exposure assessment, develop a written respiratory program, select respirators based on the hazards, respirator medical evaluations, annual fit testing, annual training, plus an annual program review.

Safety Links provides a complete range of respirator services including, consultation, respirator program development and administration, respirator program evaluation/audit, respirator need identification and respirator selection, respirator fit testing, respirator medicals and yes, we even do training.

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1. Exposure Assessment

Respirators are the last line of defense against exposure for your employees. For that reason, if you decide to use respiratory protection to lower worker exposures to hazardous airborne contaminants you must follow all requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134.

Some of the things you are required to do when using respirators include: Exposure assessment, develop a written respiratory program, select respirators based on the hazards, respirator medical evaluations, annual fit testing, annual training, plus an annual program review.

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2. Written Respiratory Program

A written program is required for mandatory use of respiratory protection and recommended for voluntary use. OSHA 1910.134(c) states: “In any workplace where respirators are necessary to protect the health of the employee or whenever respirators are required by the employer, the employer shall establish and implement a written respiratory protection.

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3. Respirator Selection

OSHA requires the employer to evaluate respiratory hazard(s) in the workplace (contaminant and concentration), identify relevant workplace and user factors, and base respirator selection on these factors. The respiratory hazard evaluation includes “a reasonable estimate of employee exposures to respiratory hazard(s)”. The respirator type or class is then selected by comparing the employee’s exposure to the occupational exposure limit and determining the minimum necessary respirator assigned protection factor. Where the employer cannot identify or reasonably estimate the employee exposure, OSHA requires the employer to consider the atmosphere as IDLH.

4. Respirator Medical Evaluations

Medical evaluation of the employee is required for mandatory use of all respirators or voluntary use of elastomeric face pieces, and recommended for voluntary use of filtering face pieces. OSHA 1910.134(e) states: “The employer shall provide a medical evaluation to determine the employee's ability to use a respirator, before the employee is fit tested or required to use the respirator in the workplace.”

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5. Fit Testing

Fit testing is required for mandatory use of all tight-fitting face pieces and recommended for voluntary use. OSHA 1910.134(f) states: “The employer shall ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting face piece respirator is fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator face piece (size, style, model or make) is used, and at least annually thereafter.” Employees issued powered air purifying respirators and supplied air respirators with loose-fitting face pieces, hoods or helmets are not subject to fit testing.

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6. Training

Training is required for mandatory use and recommended for voluntary use of respirators. OSHA 1910.134(k) states: “This paragraph requires the employer to provide effective training to employees who are required to use respirators. The training must be comprehensive, understandable, and recur annually and more often if necessary.”

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7. Annual Program review

To ensure the elements of the OSHA respirator standard are being properly implemented you should conduct and document an annual review or audit of your entire respiratory protection program.

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June 28, 2017

CONTACT SAFETY LINKS

Below you will find our various contact information, we look forward to hearing from you.

Office Hours
Mon - Fr 7:00am - 4:00pm

Phone
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Office: 407-545-4699

Email
info@safetylinks.net

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