Breathe Safely: The Proper Use Of Respiratory Protection
Concise Length 9 min
Available for MP4 video download by purchasing a corporate or single-site license.
Exposure to the gases, dusts, mists, and fumes of hazardous chemicals can cause lung damage, cancer, and other serious conditions of the respiratory and central nervous systems as well as other organs. Your organization has implemented a written respiratory protection program to protect workers from the adverse health effects of airborne contaminants while performing your job.
The purpose of this program is to provide employees with an understanding of the respiratory hazards they may encounter in their work areas and how to use the proper respiratory protection to prevent exposures to such hazards. Topics include:
- Medical evaluations & fit testing
- Employee responsibility to wear respiratory protection
- Particulate (filter) respirators
- Chemical cartridge respirators
- PAPRs, SCBAs, & SARs
- User seal checks