|ISO Signage for Mandatory PPE - Respirator|
Although some models include other features, respirators are more than just dust masks or face and eye protection. Learn about the different types of respirators so you provide yourself and others with the correct PPE for the task.
RESPIRATOR FIT TESTING
Join Lab Safety Supply Technical Support Specialist Sally Smart as she provides the basics to help you make sure respirators are used effectively to keep everyone safe. On Tuesday, November 29, at 1:00 PM CST you'll learn about fit testing techniques and equipment. This free webinar can be found at:
After learning about respirators it makes you re-think the chemicals and materials you may be using around your shop. Maybe it is easier to choose GREEN solutions to construction so you don't need to worry about the toxic fumes and gases. Going green can save you a lot of PPE hassle.
OSHA (www.osha.gov) has set standards for respiration protections in 29 CFR 1910.134. All industries, except agriculture, must follow the requirements for any situation that dictates the use of respirators.
- a written respiratory protection plan.
- appropriate respirators, supplied by the employer.
- medical evaluation of each employee assigned to wear a respirator.
- fit tests of the respirators.
- employee training on use and care of respirators.
- scheduled reviews of the respiratory protection plan.
A Guideline for Your Respirator Compliance Program
NIOSH (www.cdc.gov/niosh) also has free information available at: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/respirators/.
(down there where the respirator has to seal)