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 may even pose the risk of causing 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. The first one, air-purifying respirators, uses cartridges that filter out contaminants. The second type of respirator protects 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 uses 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.