Federal and state OSHA regulations require that an employer establish a respiratory protection program when effective engineering controls are not feasible.
The guidelines in this program are designed to help reduce employee exposure to occupational dusts, fumes, mists, radionuclides, gases and vapors. The primary objective is to prevent excessive exposure to these contaminants. Where feasible, exposure to contaminants will be eliminated by engineering controls. When effective engineering controls are not feasible, use of respiratory protective equipment may be required to achieve this goal.
It is the employer's responsibility to determine which specific applications require use of respiratory protective equipment. The employer must also provide proper respiratory protective equipment to meet the needs of each specific application. Employees must be provided with adequate training and instructions on all equipment. Management and or supervisory person are responsible for ensuring that all personnel under their control comply with all facets of the respiratory program. The following is what ECR will do for you.
Facility will be visited by an ECR professional, to test the air quality for known contaminants associated with the operation. This baseline measurement will be site specific and tailored to the site's operation.
The following is what ECR will do for you:
Last Modified: Tuesday, 2-Sept-2008