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1 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Respiratory Protection 29 CFR 1910.134 BLRs Safety Training Presentations

2 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Regulatory Requirements 29 CFR 1910.134 Covers all required and voluntary use of respiratory protection in general industry Requires a written program Requires employee training, medical evaluation, and fit-testing Standard revised in 1998

3 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Types of Respiratory Protection Atmosphere supplying –Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) –Airline respirators Air purifying –Gas and vapor –Particulate –Combination

4 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Types of Face Pieces Mouthpiece Single use/disposable Quartermask Half mask Full face Helmet

5 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Effective Use of Respirators During installation ofengineering controls During maintenance operations During process turnarounds For nonroutine tasks For emergency response At hazardous waste site operations When other controls are inadequate When other controls are not feasible

6 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Employee Effectiveness The use of respiratory protection limits the effectiveness of the employee by 33.33 percent.

7 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Maximum Use Concentrations Half mask w/ov cartridge = 1,000 ppm or 10x the PEL, whichever is lower Full face w/ov cartridge = 1,000 ppm or 50x the PEL, whichever is lower Full face w/acid gas chin canister = 2% by volume or 50 times the PEL, whichever is lower Note: In general, never exceed an APF.

8 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Respirator Selection Criteria Physical state of the contaminant Contaminant concentration Oxygen deficiency Warning properties of contaminant Potential for IDLH atmospheres Can contaminant be ad/absorbed by a media? Can contaminant be ad/absorbed by the skin? Is the contaminant irritating to the eyes?

9 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Types of Fit-testing Qualitative –Isoamyl acetate –Irritant smoke Quantitative –DOP/corn oil –Ambient atmosphere (portacount)

10 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Elements of a Respiratory Protection Program Written operating procedures Proper selection Training and fitting Cleaning and disinfecting Storage Inspection and maintenance Work area surveillance

11 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Respiratory Program (cont.) Inspection and evaluation to determine effectiveness Medical examinations Approved respirators

12 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Revision to 1910.134 Effective date: April 8, 1998 Enforcement date: October 5, 1998

13 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Written Program Requirements Must be site-specific Must have a program administrator Must be developed when respirator use is required

14 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. When Respirators Are Not Required Can use employee respirator if it does not create a hazard Voluntary users of respirators must be given Appendix D Appendix D = employee information when respirators are not required Employers must implement a program for nonrequired users

15 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Respirators Not Required (cont.) If dust masks only are used and not required, no written program is required Appendix D of the standard must be provided to users

16 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. General Requirements Use of NIOSH-approved respirators only Evaluation of hazards Availability of multiple respirator types

17 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Respirators for Non-IDLH Use If cartridges have no end of service life indicator a change schedule must be used Added table for oxygen-deficient atmospheres based on altitude

18 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Medical Evaluation Use of medical questionnaire (Appendix C) Follow-up medical exam for any positive response to questionnaire All medical evaluations must be made confidentially Employees must be allowed to discuss the questionnaire with the physician

19 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Medical Evaluation (cont.) Physicians must be told conditions of respirator use Employers must provide a PAPR if employees cannot use a negative pressure APR Follow-up evaluations must be conducted if conditions of use or user health change

20 11006115 Copyright 1999 Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Fit-Testing Respirators will not protect you if they dont fit properly! Required for negative or positive pressure tight-fitting face pieces Must be conducted prior to use Must be conducted at least annually Must be retested if respirator fit or wearer change


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