“Written standard operating procedures (SOP) governing the
selection and use of respirators shall be established.”
3M® Compliance Software, a computerized program, allows you
to develop a customized respiratory protection program that meets
“Respirators shall be selected on the basis of hazards to
which the worker is exposed.” 3M® has a complete line
of NIOSH / MSHA-approved respirators that offer protection against
a wide variety of workplace hazards. To help you select the right
one. 3M® offers 3M® Select Software, a computerized program
to help make respirator selection fast, easy and accurate.
“The user shall be instructed and trained in the proper use
of respirators and their limitations.” 3M® offers easy-to-follow
respirator training programs designed to help you meet OSHA requirements.
3M® also has fit-testing equipment available.
“Where practicable, respirators shall be assigned to individual
workers for their exclusive use.”
“Respirators shall be regularly cleaned and disinfected. Those
used by more than one worker shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected
after each use.” 3M® Respirator Cleaning Wipes help you
comply with OSHA’s fifth requirement as well as the sound
industrial hygiene practice of keeping all types of personal protective
safety products clean.
“Respirators shall be stored in convenient, clean and sanitary
locations.” 3M® respirators can be stored in their original
containers or in a 3M® dispenser until used.
“Respirators used routinely shall be inspected during cleaning.
Worn or deteriorated parts shall be replaced. Respirators for emergency
use, such as self-contained devices, shall be thoroughly inspected
at least once a month and after each use.”
“Appropriate surveillance of work area conditions and degrees
of employee exposure or stress shall be maintained.” 3M®
Diffusional Monitors may be used to help survey for many gases or
“There shall be regular inspection and evaluation to determine
the continued effectiveness of the program.”
“Workers should not be assigned to tasks requiring use of
respirators unless it has been determined that they are physically
able to perform the work and use the equipment. The local physician
shall determine what health and physical conditions are pertinent.
The respirator user’s medical status should be reviewed periodically
(for instance, annually).”
“Approved or accepted respirators shall be used.” 3M®
has an extensive line of NIOSH / MSHA -approved respirators.
information is provided “as is”, in the form of an informational
guide, and is not to be considered a warranty of product performance.
Due to the diverse field conditions and other variables which can
affect a product’s performance, Calolympic Safety disclaims
all warranties (expressed and implied) as to any product’s
performance or any information provided.
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