Chapter 29: Respiratory Protection
The purpose of this program is to protect workers against injury and illness caused by respirable hazards. It covers authorizing workers to use a respirator (including evaluating need for a respirator; selecting the appropriate respirator type and cartridge type and change schedule; medically evaluating and training workers; and fit testing) and the use, inspection, maintenance, and storage of respirators and dust masks. It applies to workers, supervisors, ESH coordinators, the Occupational Health Center, and the respiratory protection program manager.
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