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Respiratory Protection Program City of Los Angeles Personnel Department Presented by: Zuhdy Youssef, MS, CIH, CSP Senior Industrial Hygienist.

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1 Respiratory Protection Program City of Los Angeles Personnel Department Presented by: Zuhdy Youssef, MS, CIH, CSP Senior Industrial Hygienist

2 Introduction Cal/OSHA Regulations Written Program & Documentation Program Administrator

3 Respirators Approval: NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Regulations: FederalCFR StateCal/OSHA Title 8, Sec Website

4 Program Elements 1. Exposure Assessment 2. Hazard Control 3. Selection, Fitting, & Training 4. Sanitization & Care 5. Storage 6. Medical Evaluation Storage Medical evaluation Care Assess - ment Control Fitting

5 Exposure Assessment MSDS Review Employees Awareness Monitoring Personal Sampling Area Sampling Type of Contamination Duration of Exposure Consult Industrial Hygiene Unit (213) Dru Ross

6 Hazard Control Engineering Control Local Exhaust System General Dilution Ventilation Administrative Control Substitution Reduce Exposure Time Isolation of Hazard Minimize Number of Employees Exposed Change of Process Personal Protective Equipment Respirators, Face Shield, Gloves, …etc.

7 Selection, Fitting, & Training Selection Air Purifying Respirators Mechanical Filters Chemical Cartridges Powered Air Purifying Respirator Atmosphere Supplying Respirator Supply Air-Line Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

8 Selection, Fitting, & Training Air Purifying Respirator Types: Mechanical Filter Chemical Cartridges Powered Air Purifying Respirator

9 Selection, Fitting, & Training Atmosphere Supplying Respirator Types: Supply Air-Line Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

10 Selection, Fitting, & Training Criteria for Selection Nature of Hazard Characteristic of The Hazardous Operation Location of Hazardous Area Time Respirator Protection May Be Required Activity of Workers Limitation of Respirator Types Respirator Fit Factors Color Code of Cartridges & Gas Masks

11 Selection, Fitting, & Training Cartridges Color Code & Gas Masks Some Common Cartridge Color Coded ColorCartridge Use Guide Acid - AG Organic Vapor - OV Acid, Gas and Organic Vapor - AG / OV Ammonia and Methylamine Formaldehyde and certain OV Radioactive material - P100 Multi-Gas and certain OV Mercury Vapor or Certain Chlorine Gas

12 Selection, Fitting, & Training Protection factor Air Purifying RespiratorP. F. Single Use Dust Mask5 Half-Mask Dust Respirator10 Full-Face HEPA Mask50 Powered High Efficiency1,000 Gas & Vapor Half-Mask10 Gas & Vapor Full-Face Piece50 Atmosphere Supplying Supplied Air-Line10-2,000 SCBA50-10,000 P. F. = Contamin. Conc. In Ambient Air Contamin. Conc. Inside the Mask

13 Selection, Fitting, & Training Respirator Fit Test Positive/Negative Pressure Check Qualitative Fit Tests Quantitative Fit Tests Training Respiratory Hazard Respiratory Selection Functions, Capabilities, & Limitations Proper Wearing of Respirators Respirator Maintenance, Cleaning, & Storage Emergency Situations

14 Sanitization & Care All Respirators Before And After Each Use Emergency Respirators & SCBA At Least Monthly Cleaning Procedures

15 Storage Store Respirator Properly Storage Cabinets Should Be Clearly Marked

16 Medical Evaluation Questionnaire or Initial Evaluation Follow-Up Evaluation


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