Exposure to hazardous chemicals in the form of dusts, fumes, mists and gases may cause lung damage, cancer and other serious ailments to vital organs and the central nervous system.
To protect you from these adverse health effects, your company has established a written respiratory protection program in accordance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard. This program, which is available for employee review, outlines the measures taken by your employer to ensure the health and safety of your respiratory system. This video shows employees how this plan works to protect them from respiratory hazards.
Topics include employee medical evaluation, respirator selection and assignment protection factors, various types of respirators, hazards of IDLH atmospheres, qualitative and quantitative fit tests, user seal checks and cleaning and storage of respirators.