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1 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training CFR Facilities Management By: Chaizong Lor, Safety Coordinator

2 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Training Objectives: –Medical Qualification –Respirator Selection –Respirator Fit Testing –Respirator Maintenance and Care –Training

3 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Medical Qualification –Before employees wear a respirator, they must be determined to be medically qualified by completion of the following requirements: Medical Evaluation Medical Questionnaire Medical Re-evaluation

4 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training –Employees must be examined by a qualified physician to determine if they can safely wear a respirator. –Some employees may have medical problems that prevent them from using a respirator. Lung problems, previous exposures to hazards, some medications or physical deformities may disqualify them from using a respirator. Medical Evaluation

5 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training –The first step is a confidential medical questionnaire. It is used to evaluate personal health conditions. (See FM Respiratory Protection Program, Appendix A. Respirator Request Form) –Results are only used to determine if you are fit to wear a respirator. (See FM Respiratory Protection Program, Appendix C. Employee Respirator Medical Approval Form) Medical Questionnaire

6 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training –Any signs & symptoms while using respirator. –Any change in work activity –Any health condition changes of employees –Employee reports medical signs & symptoms that are related to ability to use a respirator. –Supervisor feels that employee needs to be re-evaluated. Medical Re-evaluation

7 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Respirator Selection –Evaluation of the workplace hazard to identifying the substance(s) and user factors that affect respirator performance. –Determine respiratory protection accordingly and match the respirator to the hazard. –Respirators are issued only by trained personnel who are aware of the correct selection.

8 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Required Fit-Testing Fit-Testing Fit Checks Prior to Fit-Testing Respirator Fit-Testing –There are a variety of respirator models and styles, made to fit a variety of face shapes and sizes. –Fit testing is required for all personnel who are assigned to use a respirator.

9 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Know how to put on respirator Models & styles of respirators Allowed to try on several types & sizes of respirators Prior to Fit-Testing Position the respirator under the chin with the nosepiece up. Position the Respirator on face Set strap tension and determine an acceptable fit Pull the top strap over the head so it rests high on the back of head. Pull the bottom strap over the head and position it around neck below ears. The respirator seal should be checked by using a negative and positive pressure check before each use. If air leaks at respirator edges, adjust the straps back along the side of the hand and test again.

10 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Fit Checks –Performed each time the respirator is worn, after donning & before entering the potentially hazardous working environment. Two types of Fit Checks: Negative Pressure –Close off the inlet of the masks, cartridges, or filters by covering with the palm of the hands. –Inhale gently so that the face piece collapse slightly. Positive Pressure –Close off the exhalation valve with the palm of the hand. –Exhale gently into the face piece. Air Inhaled in Air Exhaled out

11 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Fit-Testing –Employees wearing respirators must be fit tested at least annually after the initial fit test to insure proper fit/protection. –The following two types of fit tests are OSHA approved: Qualitative Fit Test (Irritant Smoke) Quantitative Fit Test

12 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Definition A pass/fail means of testing that relies on the subjects sensory response to detect the challenge agent: Irritation = Irritant smoke Taste = Saccharin Smell = Banana oil Disadvantages Individual response is different, wearer can fake a good fit. Advantages Less expensive, less operator training Qualitative Fit Test Note: FM Respirator Policy uses the Qualitative Fit Test.

13 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Quantitative Fit Test = Measures the amount of concentration or objective –Measures the effectiveness of a respirator seal in the ambient atmosphere. –Measures the particle concentration both outside and inside the mask. The ratio is known as the fit factor –Advantages: Accurate, employees cannot fake it. –Disadvantages: Cost, operator training

14 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Before each use, check the Air-Purifying Respirators (APR) –Check the cartridges to ensure they are approved for the hazard that will be exposed to. –Visually inspect the respirator to ensure there are no missing or broken parts. –Check to ensure the respirator is clean. –Perform Fit Checks.

15 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Respirator Maintenance & Care –Employees maintenance and care of respirator shall include: Monthly Inspection Cleaning and Disinfecting Repair Storage

16 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training –Inspect all parts for defects, deterioration and cracks, tears, and holes –Inspect the valves for holes, warping, cracks, and dirt. –Inspect hoods, helmets, and face shields for cracks, tears, and distortions. –Visually inspect the area between the cartridge and the face piece to make sure the cartridge is seated correctly. Monthly Inspection

17 Respirator Awareness Training Removal of Respirator Properly –Remove your contaminated gloves first –If the respirator is contaminated, decontaminate the respirator or put new clean gloves on before removing your respirator UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management

18 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management FM Disassemble respirator Wash face pieces & associated parts Reassemble the respirator The parts are rinsed Wipe the respirator Air dry in a clean area Step 6Step 1 Step 2 Step 3Step 4 Step 5 Disassemble respirator, removing any filters, and cartridges. Wash the face piece & associated parts in a mild detergent with warm water. Rinse completely all parts in clean warm water and allow to air-dry. Wipe the respirator with disinfectant wipes (70% Isopropyl Alcohol) to kill germs. The clean area shall have air to dry the respirator. Reassemble the Respirator & replace any defective parts. Respirator Awareness Training Cleaning and Disinfecting

19 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Respirator Repair –Respirator users should ensure their equipment is working properly If respirator repair cannot be made and a respirator is needed, a temporary replacement with the same model and size, and a new respirator shall be issued. Exchange of parts from one brand to another isNOT ALLOWED. Use only cartridge, filters, and replacement parts specified from each respirator.

20 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Storage –Store all clean respirator in a plastic bag and place in a proper storage cabinet in a non- hazard area. –All respirator shall be kept accessible to the work area.

21 Respirator Awareness Training N95 Particulate Respirator –The "N" stands for respirator filters that can be used when no oil is present in the contaminants –The "95" means that the product has been tested and certified by NIOSH to have a filter efficiency level of 95% or greater against particulate aerosols UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Note: According to FM Respirator Policy, it is not required to have medical evaluation when employee uses N95 Particulate Respirator.

22 Respirator Awareness Training Proper Use N95 Particulate Respirator –Step 1 Slightly stretch the two straps and cup the face piece in your hand with the nosepiece at finger tips, allowing the headbands to hang freely below hands. –Step 2 Position the face piece under your chin with the nosepiece up. –Step 3 Pull the top strap over your head so it rests high on the back of the head. UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management

23 Respirator Awareness Training Proper Use N95 Particulate Respirator –Step 4 Pull the bottom strap over your head and position it around neck below ears. –Step 5 Using two hands, mold the nosepiece to the shape of your nose by pushing inward while moving fingertips down both sides of the nosepiece. Pinching the nosepiece using one hand may result in less effective performance. UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management

24 Respirator Awareness Training Removal of the N95 Respirator –Step 1 - Cup the respirator in you hand to maintain position on face. Pull bottom strap over head. –Step 2 - Still holding respirator in position, pull top strap over head. –Step 3 - Remove respirator from face and discard. UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management

25 UW-Eau Claire Facilities Management Respirator Awareness Training Training –Each employee designated to wear a respirator must receive training at least annually. Know how to inspect, put on, remove, use, and check the seals of the respirator. Know the procedures for maintenance and storage of the respirator. Recognize the medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators.

26 Any Questions ?? Revision Dated: October 15 th, 2013


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