Respiratory Protection Programs

Per OSHA, an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, other diseases, or death.

Respiratory training is one of the most complex safety training topics for a company. OSHA requires companies have established and maintained an effective respiratory program, since different hazards require different respirators and employees are responsible for wearing the respirator and complying with the program. Our Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) are experienced in assessing and creating a custom-made Respiratory Protection Program that is compliant with all regulations. They are also equipped to train your staff and have them fully understand not only the elements of the program but also the purpose of the program itself.

Custom-made Respiratory Protection Program for your company includes the following:

  • OSHA Standard requirements
  • Why a respirator is needed
  • Hazard identification
  • Extent of exposures
  • Potential health effects
  • Selection of respirators
  • Respirator inspection
  • Donning procedure
  • Removal procedure
  • Fit Test and seal check
  • Proper wearing
  • Improper fit, usage, or maintenance effects
  • Limitations and capabilities of the respirator
  • Emergency situations
  • Proper cleaning, maintenance & storage
  • Symptoms & signs that may limit effective use

Contact us today to ensure your company has the proper Respiratory Protection Program in place.