Does the Respiratory Protection Standard Apply to You?

November 4th, 2011 by

Reading through the 124 pages of OSHA’s new publication, Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard, there are a few helpful things for dealerships and service centers. Here is one of them. Use this handy checklist to determine if you actually need a respiratory protection plan.

CHECKLIST FOR PERMISSIBLE PRACTICE

Hazard Determination
Is there a hazardous atmosphere in your workplace, which has (check all that apply):

 

If you did not check any of the boxes above, the Respiratory Protection standard does not apply to your workplace. If you checked any of the boxes above, the Respiratory Protection standard may apply to your workplace. OSHA requires use of the following methods to control the hazardous atmosphere(s) in your workplace:

If you did not check both of the boxes above, the Respiratory Protection standard does apply to your workplace, and you must develop a written respiratory protection program that is specific to your workplace.

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One Response to “Does the Respiratory Protection Standard Apply to You?”

  1. Chelo Iniguez says:

    Be sure you have all the respiratory protection equipment you need to keep your workers safe and your business compliant.

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