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The Do’s and Don’ts of Respiratory Protection
Mike Rusak
EHS Engineer II
September 20, 2013
Speakers
Becky Ross
Marketing Manager
303-228-8753
bross@kpaonline.com
Mike Rusak
EHS Engineer II
215-805-6026
mrusak@kpao...
Questions
• If you have questions during
the presentation, please
submit them using the
“Questions” feature
• Questions wi...
WRITTEN PROGRAMS
WRITTEN PROGRAMS
•DO know when written programs are
needed and not needed
NEEDED
• Respirators required
• Elastomeric
resp...
WRITTEN PROGRAMS
• DO know what elastomeric respirators
and filtering facepieces are
WRITTEN PROGRAMS
• DO ensure you are giving “voluntary
wearing respirator” employees a copy
of Appendix D
MEDICAL EVALUATIONS
MEDICAL EVALUATIONS
• DO NOT allow respirators to be worn
before an evaluation is complete
– Only exception: a person volu...
MEDICAL EVALUATIONS
• DO an evaluation for negative and
positive pressure respirators
• DO consider each type of respirato...
MEDICAL EVALUATIONS
• DO NOT conduct annually
1. Employee reports signs or symptoms related
to ability to wear respirator
...
FIT TESTING
FIT TESTING
• DO NOT conduct fit testing before
a medical evaluation is completed
• DO complete fit testing before the
ini...
FIT TESTING
• DO know that fit testing is required on
all tight-fitting respirators; unless
voluntarily worn
FIT TESTING
• DO NOT conduct fit testing on any
loose-fitting respirators
FIT TESTING
• DO follow OSHA protocol
– Bitrex
– Saccharin Solution
– Isoamyl acetate (banana oil)
– Irritant smoke
• the ...
FACIAL HAIR
FACIAL HAIR
• DO not allow tight-fitting facepieces to be
worn by employees who have “facial hair
that comes between the s...
FACIAL HAIR
• DO know that respirators can be worn
voluntarily with facial hair as long as
the employer determines there i...
FACIAL HAIR
• DO NOT allow fit testing to be
performed on an employee with facial
hair that interferes with the facepiece
...
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
CHANGE OUT SCHEDULES
• DO recognize a need for a change
out schedule
–Must be based on available
data or information which...
CLEANING & STORAGE
• DO allow time for the cleaning of
the respirator
• DO ensure respirators are stored
so they are prote...
TRAINING
TRAINING
DO NOT skimp on training
• Why respirator is
necessary
• Limitations and
capabilities
• Inspection, donning, and
...
TRAINING
• DO conduct training before
respirator is worn
• DO perform training annually
–unless change in workplace or
res...
TRAINING
• DO online respiratory protection
training (KPA clients)
RESOURCES
• Small Entity Compliance Guide for
the Respiratory Protection
Standard
• Q & A on the Respiratory Protection
St...
Got a Question? Ask our Expert!
Contact Information
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The recorded webinar and presentation slides
will be emailed to you today.
www.kpaonline.com
bross@...
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    1. 1. The Do’s and Don’ts of Respiratory Protection Mike Rusak EHS Engineer II September 20, 2013
    2. 2. Speakers Becky Ross Marketing Manager 303-228-8753 bross@kpaonline.com Mike Rusak EHS Engineer II 215-805-6026 mrusak@kpaonline.com PresenterModerator
    3. 3. Questions • If you have questions during the presentation, please submit them using the “Questions” feature • Questions will be answered at the end of the webinar
    4. 4. WRITTEN PROGRAMS
    5. 5. WRITTEN PROGRAMS •DO know when written programs are needed and not needed NEEDED • Respirators required • Elastomeric respirators are voluntarily worn NOT NEEDED • No respirator use • Voluntary use of filtering facepieces
    6. 6. WRITTEN PROGRAMS • DO know what elastomeric respirators and filtering facepieces are
    7. 7. WRITTEN PROGRAMS • DO ensure you are giving “voluntary wearing respirator” employees a copy of Appendix D
    8. 8. MEDICAL EVALUATIONS
    9. 9. MEDICAL EVALUATIONS • DO NOT allow respirators to be worn before an evaluation is complete – Only exception: a person voluntarily wearing a filtering facepiece
    10. 10. MEDICAL EVALUATIONS • DO an evaluation for negative and positive pressure respirators • DO consider each type of respirator worn
    11. 11. MEDICAL EVALUATIONS • DO NOT conduct annually 1. Employee reports signs or symptoms related to ability to wear respirator 2. PLHCP, administrator, or supervisor determines it necessary 3. Info from RPP indicates a need 4. Change in workplace conditions substantially increase physiological burden
    12. 12. FIT TESTING
    13. 13. FIT TESTING • DO NOT conduct fit testing before a medical evaluation is completed • DO complete fit testing before the initial use of the respirator
    14. 14. FIT TESTING • DO know that fit testing is required on all tight-fitting respirators; unless voluntarily worn
    15. 15. FIT TESTING • DO NOT conduct fit testing on any loose-fitting respirators
    16. 16. FIT TESTING • DO follow OSHA protocol – Bitrex – Saccharin Solution – Isoamyl acetate (banana oil) – Irritant smoke • the respirator must be equipped with a HEPA or P100 series filter • DO perform it annually
    17. 17. FACIAL HAIR
    18. 18. FACIAL HAIR • DO not allow tight-fitting facepieces to be worn by employees who have “facial hair that comes between the sealing surface of the facepiece and the face…” • DO realize that there are options for employees with facial hair –loose-fitting respirators
    19. 19. FACIAL HAIR • DO know that respirators can be worn voluntarily with facial hair as long as the employer determines there is no hazard
    20. 20. FACIAL HAIR • DO NOT allow fit testing to be performed on an employee with facial hair that interferes with the facepiece seal
    21. 21. MAINTENANCE AND CARE
    22. 22. CHANGE OUT SCHEDULES • DO recognize a need for a change out schedule –Must be based on available data or information which considers workplace factors such as contaminant concentration, airflow, temperature, a nd humidity
    23. 23. CLEANING & STORAGE • DO allow time for the cleaning of the respirator • DO ensure respirators are stored so they are protected from damage and contamination
    24. 24. TRAINING
    25. 25. TRAINING DO NOT skimp on training • Why respirator is necessary • Limitations and capabilities • Inspection, donning, and doffing • Seal checking • Maintenance and storage procedures • Recognizing medical signs and symptoms that limit effectiveness
    26. 26. TRAINING • DO conduct training before respirator is worn • DO perform training annually –unless change in workplace or respirator type and/or inadequacies in employee knowledge or use
    27. 27. TRAINING • DO online respiratory protection training (KPA clients)
    28. 28. RESOURCES • Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard • Q & A on the Respiratory Protection Standard
    29. 29. Got a Question? Ask our Expert!
    30. 30. Contact Information 30 The recorded webinar and presentation slides will be emailed to you today. www.kpaonline.com bross@kpaonline.com 866-356-1735
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