Guide to Respiratory Protection

Guide to Respiratory Protection

SMACNA

Description

Assists contractors in complying with the OSHA respiratory protection standard. Contains a sample program, training information, and compliance checklists. Contains informative toolbox talks to assist with refresher training.

Details

Topic
Safety and Health
Media Type
Book
Page Count
116

Table of Contents

Title Page
2
Forewoard
3
Task Force
3
Table of Contents
5
SECTION 1 MANAGEMENT GUIDE
7
1.1 TIME LINE
8
1.2 OVERVIEW
8
1.3 RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PROGRAM FLOW CHART
9
SECTION 2 HAZARD ASSESSMENT
10
2.1 INTRODUCTION
11
2.2 PROCEDURES
11
SECTION 3 VOLUNTARY USE OF RESPIRATORS
13
3.1 VOLUNTARY USE OF RESPIRATORS
14
3.2 VOLUNTARY USE FLOW CHART
15
SECTION 4 WRITTEN RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PROGRAM
16
Important Note for Section 4
17
WRITTEN RESPIRATOR PROGRAM
18
4.1 VOLUNTARY USE OF RESPIRATORS AND/OR FILTERING FACEPIECES (DUST MASKS)
19
4.2 WRITTEN PROGRAM COMPONENTS
19
4.2.1 Procedures - medical evaluation
19
4.2.2 Procedures - Respirator Selection
19
4.2.3 Procedures - Fit Testing
20
4.2.4 Procedures - Respirator Use
20
4.2.5 Procedures - Maintenance
21
4.2.6 Procedures - Atmosphere-supplying Respirators
21
4.2.7 Training - Respiratory Hazards
21
4.2.8 Training - Respirator Use
21
4.2.9 Procedures - Program Evaluation
22
4.2.10 Record Keeping
22
SECTION 5 FORMS AND APPENDICES
24
IMPORTANT Note for Section 5
25
ANNUAL TRAINING CHECK LIST FORM
25
FORMS
25
OSHA APPENDICES
25
ANNUAL TRAINING CHECK LIST FORM
26
ANNUAL TRAINING ATTENDANCE FORM
27
CARTRIDGE CHANGE SCHEDULE
28
EMPLOYEE FIT TEST FORM
29
EMPLOYEE RESPIRATOR RECORDS FORM
30
EMPLOYEE RESPIRATOR RECORDS FORM–VOLUNTARY USE
31
HAZARD ASSESSMENT FORM8
32
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION FOR MEDICAL EVALUATIONS
33
Supplemental Information
34
PROGRAM EVALUATION FORM
35
APPENDIX C TO SEC. 1910.134: OSHA RESPIRATOR MEDICAL EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE (MANDATORY)
36
SECTION 6 TOOLBOX TALKS
44
TOPICS
45
Emergency Procedures - Tool Box Talks
46
Attendance List
47
Inspection & Maintenance - Tool Box Talk
48
Mandatory Cleaning Procedures & Storage - Tool Box Talk
50
OSHA Questions - Tool Box Talk
52
Painting - Tool Box Talk
54
Respirator Limitations - Tool Box Talk
56
Types of Respirators - Tool Box Talk
58
User Seal Check & Fit - Tool Box Talks
60
Welding -Tool Box Talk
62
SECTION 7 TRAINING AND EDUCATION
64
TOPICS
65
7.1 CARTRIDGE CHANGE SCHEDULES
66
7.2 FITTING AND DONNING - TRAINING
67
7.3 NIOSH 42 CFR 84, PARTICULATE FILTERS - TRAINING
68
7.4 OSHA INSPECTION PROCEDURES
69
7.5 RESPIRATORY HAZARDS - TRAINING
71
7.5.1 Respiratory hazards
71
7.5.2 Biological effects of contaminants
71
7.5.3 Toxicity and Exposure Limits
72
7.6 SELECTION OF RESPIRATORS - TRAINING
73
7.6.1 Physical Form of Contaminants
73
7.6.2 Concentration of Contaminants
73
7.6.3 Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
73
7.6.4 Hazard Ratio (HR)
73
7.6.5 Protection Factors
73
7.6.6 NIOSH Assigned Protection Factors (APF)
74
7.6.7 Respirator Selection
74
7.6.8 Cartridge and/or Filter Selection
74
7.6.9 Respirator Selection
74
7.6.10 Cartridge and/or Filter Selection
74
7.7 UNDERSTANDING RESPIRATORY PROTECTION - TRAINING
75
7.7.1 Respiratory Hazards
75
7.7.2 Airborne Contaminants
75
7.7.3 Hazard Assessment
75
7.7.4 Respirators
76
SECTION 8 REFERENCE MATERIAL LIST
78
8.1 WEB SITES
79
8.2 PUBLICATIONS
79
APPENDIX A GLOSSARY
81
APPENDIX B RESPIRATOR STANDARD REVIEW
84
APPENDIX C SEC 1910.134: RESPIRATOR PROTECTION
99
(a) Permissible practice.
100
(b) Definitions.
100
(c) Respiratory protection program.
102
(d) Selection of respirators.
103
Table I. – Assigned Protection Factors [Reserved]
105
Table II
105
(e) Medical evaluation.
106
(f) Fit testing.
108
(g) Use of respirators.
109
(h) Maintenance and care of respirators.
111
(i) Breathing air quality and use.
113
(j) Identification of filters, cartridges, and canisters.
114
(k) Training and information.
114
(l) Program evaluation.
115
(m) Recordkeeping.
116
(n) Dates.
116
(o) Appendices.
117
REVIEW FORMAT
85
APPENDIX D APPENDIX A TO SEC 1910.134: FIT TESTING PROCEDURES (MANDATORY)
118
PART I. OSHA - ACCEPTED FIT TEST PROTOCOLS
119
A. Fit Testing Procedures – General Requirements
119
B. Qualitative Fit Test (QLFT) Protocols
121
C. Quantitative Fit Test (QNFT) Protocols
130
PART II. NEW FIT TEST PROTOCOLS
137
APPENDIX E APPENDIX B--1 TO SEC 1910.134: USER SEAL CHECK PROCEDURES (MANDATORY)
139
I. FACEPIECE POSITIVE AND/OR NEGATIVE PRESSURE CHECKS
140
II. MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDED USER SEAL CHECK PROCEDURES
140
APPENDIX F APPENDIX B--2 TO SEC 1910.134: RESPIRATOR CLEANING PROCEDURES (MANDATORY)
142
I. PROCEDURES FOR CLEANING RESPIRATORS
143
APPENDIX G APPENDIX C TO SEC 1910.134: OSHA RESPIRATOR MEDICAL EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE (MANDATORY)
145