Tool: Respiratory Protection eTool
The eTool provides instruction on the proper selection of respiratory protection and the development of change schedules for gas/vapor cartridges as well as helps comply with the OSHA respirator standard. The OSHA respirator standard applies to all occupational airborne exposures to contaminated air where the employee is (a) exposed to a hazardous level of an airborne contaminant; or (b) required by the employer to wear respirators; or (c) permitted to wear respirators.
|SMC Category||Risk prevention and reduction|
|SME Activity||Handling, Unloading and loading, Pollution control and disposal, Production, Storage|
|Resource Type||Online programme|
|Author||United States Department of Labor|
|Company type||Synthesis of substances, Formulation of chemicals, Industrial users of chemicals|
How to use it
1) Respirator use: e.g. firefighting, emergency situations, welding in confined spaces, abrasive blasting, etc.
1) Recommended respirator type and appropriate safety precautions
2) Respirator change schedule for cartridge filters
|Learning time||Short (<1h)|
|User expertise||Basic (no scientific/engineering background required/no business management experience required)|
|User-friendliness||Very user friendly|