An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, other diseases, or death. Compliance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually. Fast Response is your solution to Respiratory Protection Compliance.
We take respiratory protection very seriously. One just needs to review the after affects of September 11th on the rescue workers to understand the need for annual medical evaluation, training and fit testing. Click on the links below to learn more about Frost’s respiratory protection services:
Respiratory Protection Training
As part of annual compliance with OSHA 29CFR 1910.134* regulations, Fast Response On-Site will provide you with respiratory protection training. This course can be customized to fit your company’s needs and is designed to meet OSHA requirements for all respirator wearers in your company’s respiratory protection program.
OSHA Respiratory Protection
Fast Response On-Site Testing, Inc. adheres to all OSHA/NIOSH requirements that are listed in the 1910.134 OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard. The standard states that “using a respirator may place a physiological burden on employees that varies with the type of respirator worn, the job, and workplace conditions in which the respirator is used, and the medical status of the employee.
Respirator Fit Testing
Fast Response On-Site recommends and utilizes the PortaCount Plus apparatus for quantitative fit testing. This programmable computerized system allows for exposure specific OSHA protocol exercise requirements to be met. The PortaCount Plus can be used in conjunction with any type of respirator with a tight-fitting face piece. Use of a wide range of varying
“OSHA 29CFR 1910.134 requires annual medical evaluation, training and fit testing for each mask worn by an employee in the workplace”