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OSHA’s Respiratory Protection: Final Rule 29 CFR Part 1910.134 Issued January 8, 1998. OTI 501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry. Permissible Practice (a). When effective engineering controls are not feasible OR are being instituted

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osha s respiratory protection final rule 29 cfr part 1910 134 issued january 8 1998

OSHA’sRespiratory Protection:Final Rule29 CFR Part 1910.134Issued January 8, 1998

OTI 501

Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and

Health Standards for General Industry

permissible practice a
Permissible Practice (a)
  • When effective engineering controls
    • are not feasible
    • OR
    • are being instituted
  • Respiratory Protection Program requirements must be met.

Respiratory Protection Program

1910.134

selected definitions b
Selected Definitions (b)
  • End of service life indicator (ESLI)
  • Physician or other licensed health care professional (PLHCP)
  • QLFT
  • QNFT
  • User seal check
respiratory protection program c
Respiratory Protection Program (c)
  • Written and implemented program
    • air contaminant overexposure
    • respirators required by employer
  • Suitably trained administrator
  • Respirators are necessary or required
  • Worksite specific procedures
  • Update as necessary
respiratory protection program c5
Respiratory Protection Program (c)
  • Selection procedures
  • Medical evaluations
  • Fit testing
  • Proper use of respirators in emergencies
respiratory protection program c6
Respiratory Protection Program (c)
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, storing, inspecting, repairing, discarding, and maintaining
  • Air quality, quantity, and flow of breathing air
  • Training on respiratory hazards
respiratory protection program c7
Respiratory Protection Program (c)
  • Training on proper use, wearing, limitations, and maintenance
  • Procedures for regularly evaluating the effectiveness of the program
if respirator use is not required c 2
If Respirator Use is not Required (c)(2)
  • Maybe provided at the request of the employee
  • Employees are permitted to use their own respirators
if respirator use is not required c 29
If Respirator Use is not Required (c)(2)
  • Information for Employees (Appendix D)
  • Written program not required when when dust masks are worn voluntarily
other employer requirements
Other Employer Requirements
  • Designate a qualified program administrator
  • Provide respirators, training, and medical evaluations at no cost to employee
selection of respirators d
Selection of Respirators (d)
  • Employer Responsibilities
    • evaluate respiratory hazards
    • identify relevant workplace and user factors
    • determine respiratory protection accordingly
  • Specifies respirators for IDLH
  • Limits selection and use of APRs
medical evaluation e
Medical Evaluation (e)
  • To determine employee’s ability to use a respirator
  • Prior to fit testing
  • Prior to using a respirator in the workplace
  • May discontinue when respiratory protection is no longer required
  • Appendix C - Medical Questionnaire
fit testing f
Fit Testing (f)
  • Before use of
    • negative pressure respirators
    • positive pressure tight-fitting facepiece
fit testing f14
Fit Testing (f)
  • Frequency
    • Initially
    • Annually
    • Visual observations of change
    • Employee complains of unacceptable fit
1926 1101 respiratory requirements h
1926.1101 Respiratory Requirements (h)
  • Class I
  • Class II
  • Class II and III
    • without wet methods
    • with no negative exposure assessment
1926 1101 respiratory requirements h16
1926.1101 Respiratory Requirements (h)
  • Employer must provide a non-disposable half-mask APR w/HEPA
    • Class II and III w/o negative exposure assessment
    • Class III where TSI, surfacing or PACM is disturbed
1926 1101 respiratory requirements h17
1926.1101 Respiratory Requirements (h)
  • Employer must provide a full-facepiece SAR in the pressure demand mode and equipped with auxiliary, positive pressure SCBA for Class I work
training and information k
Training and Information (k)
  • Annually
  • Prior to respirator use
  • Training within the past 12 months
  • Changes render previous training obsolete
  • Inadequacies in employee’s knowledge
  • When retraining appears necessary
program evaluation l
Program Evaluation (l)
  • As necessary
  • Assess
      • respirator fit
      • selection
      • use
      • maintenance
recordkeeping m
Recordkeeping (m)
  • Medical evaluations
    • 1910.1020
  • Fit testing
    • retain until next fit test
  • Respirator Program
    • written copy
effective dates
Effective Dates:
  • September 8, 1998
  • October 5, 1998

This revised standard is fully effective!

appendices
Appendices
  • A - Fit Testing Procedures (M)
  • B - Respiratory Cleaning Procedures (M)
  • C - Respiratory Medical Evaluation

Questionnaire (M)

  • D - Information for Employees Using

Respirators When Not Required

Under this Standard (M)