Respirators (Chapter 296-842, WAC)

Last Updated: 12/4/12

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Scope and application.

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Definitions.

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Designate a program administrator.

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Make sure voluntary use of respirators is safe.

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Keep voluntary use program records.

296-842-12005

Develop and maintain a written program.

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Keep respirator program records.

296-842-13005

Select and provide appropriate respirators.

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Provide medical evaluations.

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Conduct fit testing.

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Provide effective training.

296-842-17005

Maintain respirators in a clean and reliable condition.

296-842-17010

Store respirators properly.

296-842-17015

Inspect and repair respirators.

296-842-18005

Prevent sealing problems with tight-fitting respirators.

296-842-18010

Make sure employees leave the use area before removing respirators.

296-842-19005

Provide standby assistance in immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) conditions.

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Make sure breathing air and oxygen meet established specifications.

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Prevent conditions that could create a hazardous breathing air supply.

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Make sure compressors do not create a hazardous breathing air supply.

296-842-21005

Keep labels readable on respirator filters, cartridges, and canisters during use.

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Use this medical questionnaire for medical evaluations.

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Follow these fit-testing procedures for tight-fitting respirators.

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Follow procedures established for cleaning and disinfecting respirators.

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Follow procedures established for seal checking respirators.

Helpful Tools:

Information About Respirator Selection and Classification (979 KB pdf)
Key information About NIOSH Certified Respirators (453 KB pdf)
Planning for Medical Evaluation (440 KB pdf)
Using Assigned Protection Factors (APFs) for Respirator Selection (517 KB pdf)

 

 

 

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