Throughout various workplaces, workers are required to wear respirators to protect against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and other harmful substances. These hazards pose the risk of causing cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or even death. Therefore, complying with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard is crucial.
Respirators protect workers in different ways. There are two kinds of respirators that remove contaminants from the air. The first one, particulate respirators, work by filtering out airborne particles. The next type, air-purifying respirators, use cartridges that filter out chemicals and gases. Other types of respirators protect workers by supplying clean air from another source. Respirators in this category include airline respirators, which use compressed air from a remote source, and self-contained breathing apparatus’, which use their own air supply.
The compliance experts at W F Biggins will evaluate your workplace and assist in putting procedures in place that are necessary to ensure respirators effectiveness and employee safety. We will establish a program that outlines when employees must wear respirators and determine the type of respirator that complies with the respiratory protection standard.
Our team will work with you to put worksite-specific procedures in place, select the respirators you will need, and establish employee training programs.