Monday, February 3, 2014

OSHA Respiratory Standards

Found this today.

Occupational Safety and Health Standards, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Part number 1910.

An excerpt...

Permissible practice.


In the control of those occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors, the primary objective shall be to prevent atmospheric contamination. This shall be accomplished as far as feasible by accepted engineering control measures (for example, enclosure or confinement of the operation, general and local ventilation, and substitution of less toxic materials). When effective engineering controls are not feasible, or while they are being instituted, appropriate respirators shall be used pursuant to this section.

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