Air-Purifying Respirators Enough oxygen in the air Three types: –Particulate removing –Vapor and gas removing –Combination.
Supplied Air Respirators For oxygen-deficient atmosphere Two types: –SCBA (and SCUBA) –Air supplied from outside source.
Respiratory Protection Plan Establishes proper procedures for: –Respirator selection –Respirator use –Respirator maintenance. Evaluates respiratory hazards.
Medical Evaluation Medical screening usually required Ensures you are physically able to use equipment Questionnaire Physical examination.
Fit Testing Tight face-to-mask seal Qualitative / Quantitative Negative / Positive pressure test.
Respirator Maintenance: Inspection Check for: Holes or rips Broken or loose connectors and fittings Detergent residue or dirt General cleanliness.
Respirator Maintenance: Cleaning Steps include: Disassemble mask Wash components Disinfect if needed Rinse and drain Hand dry.
Respirator Maintenance: Storage Place in plastic bag. Store with valves and tubes undistorted. Protect from: Dust Sunlight Heat Cold Moisture Chemicals. Respirator maintenance is YOUR responsibility!
Review Hazardous atmospheres Types of respirators Respiratory protection plan Maintenance Responsibility.