Osha 29 CFR Personal Protective Equipment

Osha 29 CFR Personal Protective Equipment - U.S Department...

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U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration MyOSHA [skip navigational links] Search Advanced Search | A-Z Ind Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) Respiratory Protection. - 1910.134 Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents • Part Number: 1910 • Part Title: Occupational Safety and Health Standards • Subpart: I • Subpart Title: Personal Protective Equipment • Standard Number: 1910.134 • Title: Respiratory Protection. • Appendix: A , B-1 , B-2 , C , D This section applies to General Industry (part 1910), Shipyards (part 1915), Marine Terminals (part 1917), Longshoring (part 1918), and Construction (part 1926). ..1910.134(a) 1910.134(a) Permissible practice. 1910.134(a)(1) 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. 1910.134(a)(2) Respirators shall be provided by the employer when such equipment is necessary to protect the health of the employee. The employer shall provide the respirators which are applicable and suitable for the purpose intended. The employer shall be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a respiratory protection program which shall include the requirements outlined in paragraph (c) of this section. 1910.134(b) Definitions. The following definitions are important terms used in the respiratory protection standard in this section.
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Air-purifying respirator means a respirator with an air-purifying filter, cartridge, or canister that removes specific air contaminants by passing ambient air through the air-purifying element. Assigned protection factor (APF) [Reserved] Atmosphere-supplying respirator means a respirator that supplies the respirator user with breathing air from a source independent of the ambient atmosphere, and includes supplied-air respirators (SARs) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. Canister or cartridge means a container with a filter, sorbent, or catalyst, or combination of these items, which removes specific contaminants from the air passed through the container. Demand respirator means an atmosphere-supplying respirator that admits breathing air to the facepiece only when a negative pressure is created inside the facepiece by inhalation. Emergency situation means any occurrence such as, but not limited to, equipment failure, rupture of containers, or failure of control equipment that may or does result in an uncontrolled significant release of an airborne contaminant.
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