Respirators

Chapter 296-842, WAC

Effective Date: 04/01/07

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Aerosol, generated table 18, 842-22010

Air pumps

Air-purifying respirators
cartridge replacement schedule, table 3, 842-12005

definition, 842-102

fit test use, table 15, 842-22010

labeling, 842-21005

limitations, 842-15005

nuisance organic vapors, 842-110

selection, tables 5 and 6, 842-13005 (see also filtering facepiece respirator; mouthpiece respirator; powered air-purifying)

Air supply

asphyxiating, substances, 842-20010

carbon monoxide, 842-20015

certificate of analysis, 842-20015

compressors, 842-20005, 842-20015

cylinders, graded specifications, 842-20005 842-20010, 842-20015

fire or explosion hazards, 842-20010

monitoring, 842-20015

program, 842-20005

voluntary users, 842-11005
Airborne hazards (see respiratory hazards)
Air-line respirator, 842-15005

Alarms, 842-17015
Ambient aerosol procedure, table 16,
842-22010
Annual
fit testing, 842-15005

training, 842-16005
Asphyxiating substances, 842-20010
Assigned protection factors (APFs)
definition, 842-102

Banana oil procedure, table 12, 842-22010
Biological contaminants, 842-13005
Bitrex procedure, table 14, 842-22010

 

Carbon monoxide

contamination, 842-20015

grade D air, 842-20005

poisoning, 842-11005

Cartridge replacement, table 3, 842-12005, table 6, 842-18005, 842-13005(see also purifying respirator)
Cartridge respirator, definition, 842-102
Change-out schedule(see cartridge replacement)
Cleaning respirators, 842-17005
Combination respirators, table 5, 842-13005
Compressors, 842-20005, 842-20015
Computer-based medical evaluations(see online questionnaires)

training, 842-16005
Condensation nuclei counter, procedure, table 16, 842-22010
Confidentiality, 842-14005
Control methods, 842-100
Controlled negative pressure, procedure, table 17, 842-22010
Costs
fit testing, 842-15005

maintenance, 842-17005

medical evaluations, 842-14005

respirator, 842-12005, 842-13005

training, 842-16005

voluntary use, 842-11005
Cylinders
capacity, SCBAs, 842-13005

DOT test specifications, 842-22010

grade D specifications, 842-20005

Definitions, 842-102
Dew point, 842-20005
Documentation
alternative seal check procedures, 842-22020

certificate of analysis, air cylinders, 842-20005

compressor inspections, 842-20005

emergency respirator inspections, 842-17015
Dust mask, 842-102 (see also filtering face-piece respirator)

 

Emergency

procedures, table 3, 842-12005

respirators, 842-13005, 842-17005, 842-17010, 842-17015, 842-19005 (see also mouthpiece respirator)

situations, definition, 842-102

training, 842-16005
End-of-service-life indicator
table 3, 842-12005

table 6, 842-13005

definition, 842-102
Evaluations
program, 842-12005

respiratory hazards, 842-11005
Exercises, fit test, 842-22010
Exhaust gases, 842-20015
Eye (or skin) irritation, 842-11005, table 8, 842-170, 842-18010
Eyewear, 842-18005, 842-22010

Facial hair prohibitions

fit testing, 842-22010

use, 842-18005
Filter replacement, 842-18010
Filtering-facepiece respirator
assigned protection factor, table 5, 842-13005

definition, 842-102

fit tests, 842-22010

organic vapors, 842-11005

required use and voluntary use, table 1, 842-11005

sorbent-equipped, 842-11005

voluntary users, written program, exemption, 842-11005, 842-100, 842-110 (also see medical evaluations)
Fit tests, 842-150, 842-15005
exercises, table 19, 842-22010

interferences, 842-22010

passing scores, table 16, 17, and 18, 842-22010

procedures, 842-22010

qualifications, fit tester, 842-15005

qualitative procedures, 842-22010

banana oil, table 12, 842-22010

bitrex, table 14, 842-22010

irritant smoke, table 15, 842-22010

saccharin, table 13, 842-22010

quantitative procedures, 842-22010

ambient aerosol, 842-22010

condensation nuclei counter, table 16, 842-22010

controlled negative pressure, table 17, 842-22010

selecting respirators, 842-13005, table 11, 842-22010

Glasses or goggles (see eyewear)
Grade D air, 842-20005 (see also air supply)

 

Hazard evaluations, 842-100, 842-110, 842-13005
HEPA (High efficiency particulate air) filter
definition, 842-102

selection, 842-13005

 

Immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH), 842-13005
Inspecting and repairing respirators, 842-17015
Irritant smoke procedure, 842-22010
Issuing respirators, 842-16005


Licensed health care professional (LHCP),842-22005, 842-14005
List of respirators, 842-12005

 

Maintenance
air compressors, 842-20015

air cylinders, 842-22010

cartridge replacement, 842-12005, 842-13005

filter replacement, 842-18010

fit-test equipment, 842-22010

labels on respirators, 842-21005

program content, 842-12005

records, 842-11005, 842-22010

respirator,cleaning, 842-17005

inspecting and repairing, 842-17015

storing, 842-17010

training, repair personnel, 842-16005
Medical evaluation, 842-14005,
questionnaire, online versions, 842-14005, 842-22010
termination of, 842-14005
Mouthpiece respirators
exemptions

fit testing, 842-22010

medical evaluations, 842-140

NIOSH certification, 842-17010

 

Negative-pressure respirator, 842-14005, 842-15005, 842-102
NIOSH certification, 842-13005, 842-17010, 842-21005

labels on cartridges, 842-21005

mouthpiece respirators, 842-17010

voluntary use, 842-11005
Nuisance organic vapor respirators, 842-11005

 

Online medical evaluations questionnaires, 842-14005, 842-22005
Operating pressure, airline respirators, 842-20015
Oxygen deficiency, 842-100, 842-11005, 842-13005
definition, 842-102

exemption, 842-13005

fire and explosion hazards, 842-22010

grade D air, 842-20005

 

Periodic
fit testing, 842-22010

medical evaluations, 842-14005

monitoring of respirator use, 842-12005

training, 842-16005
Pesticides, respirator selection, 842-13005
Physician (see licensed health care provider)
Powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR)
definition, 842-102

fit tests, 842-15005

medical evaluations, 842-14005
Procedures and processes
cleaning, 842-22015

fit-testing, 842-22010

inspecting, 842-17015

medical evaluations, 842-14005

seal checks, 842-22020

selection, 842-13005

written program, 842-12005
Program
administrator, 842-15005

content

required use, 842-12005

voluntary use, 842-15005, 842-11005

evaluation and monitoring, 842-15005, 842-12005
Psittacosis (see parrot fever; respirator selection)

 

Qualifications
fit-testers, 842-15005

licensed health care professional (LHCP), 842-102

program administrator training, 842-10505

respirator repair technicians, 842-17015

trainers, 842-16005
Quarter (1/4 masks), 842-13005


Recordkeeping
program records, 842-12010

voluntary use, 842-11010 (see also documentation)
Repair of respirators (see inspecting and repairing respirators)
Required use circumstances
definition, 842-102

misclassified as voluntary use, 842-110, 842-102

recordkeeping, 842-12010

written program requirements, 842-12005
Respiratory hazards, 842-100, 110-1, 842-12005, 130-2-3, 842-16005
definition, 842-102

 

Saccharin procedure, 842-22010
Safety glasses
(see eyewear)
SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus)
fit tests, 842-15005

IDLH, 130-5, 842-19005

inspecting, 842-17015

repairing, 842-17015

safe air supply, 842-20005, 842-22010

selection, 842-13005

voluntary use, 842-11005
Seal checks
frequency, 842-18005, 842-22010

required procedure, 842-22020
Sealing problems, tight-fitting respirators

facial hair and other causes, 842-18005, 842-22010

during fit tests, 842-22010

prevention using seal checks, 842-18005, 842-22020

during use, 842-15005, 842-18005
Selection of respirators, 842-13005
assigned protection factors (APFs), 842-13005

fit-testing, 842-22010

lists, applicable elements, table 3, 842-12005

oxygen deficiencies, 842-13005

reevaluation, 842-12005
Self-contained breathing apparatus (see SCBA)
Smoke, irritant,
842-22010
Standby assistance,
842-19005
Substance-specific rules,
842-13005
Supervisors

monitoring employee use, 842-12005

training, 842-16005
Supplied-air respirator (SAR) (see airline respirator)

Training, 842-15005, 842-16005, 842-17015


Unknown contaminant concentrations, 842-13005 (see also IDLH)
User factors, 842-13005

 

Voluntary use, 842-110, 842-11005, 842-13005
advisory information, 842-11005

definition, 842-102

medical evaluations, 842-14005

program requirements, 842-100, 842-11005, 842-20005, 842-20010, 842-20015, 842-22005, 842-22015

recordkeeping, 842-11010


Warning devices (see alarms)
Workplace factors, 842-13005

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