Oil Spill Response Resources: Resources for Use of Respiratory Protection

D. Resources for Use of Respiratory Protection

For authoritative information from a trusted source to verify which respirators are approved by NIOSH, how to get them and how to use them, see the NIOSH Respirator Trusted-Source Information Page at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/RespSource.html#sect1. For more information on NIOSH-approved respirators, see https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/respirators/. For information on chemical hazards, see the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Resources which can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/.

When respiratory protection is required, a complete respiratory protection program is required in accordance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR Section 1910.134) which is can be found at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/respiratoryprotection/index.htmlexternal icon. Elements of a respiratory protection program include training, fit testing, medical clearance, change-out schedule, and respirator cleaning, maintenance, and inspection procedures.

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