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Breathing the Fresh Air of Compliance: Establishing an OSHA Compliant Respiratory Protection Program

With over 5 million respirator users in approximately 1.3 million United States workplaces, Respiratory Protection is a perennial “Top 5” most cited OSHA violation. 2013 saw 3,995 violations, taking fourth place and increasing 64% from 2012 (also the fourth-most cited standard) (1). The number one reason for citation – lack of a written program. 29CFR1910.134 is the OSHA standard that covers Respiratory Protection (2). A written program is required in any workplace where respirators are necessary to protect the health of the employee or whenever respirators are required by the employer.

Product Number: 41215-880-SG
Author: Nicholas P. Bozzuto
Publication Date: 2015
Industry: Coatings
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With over 5 million respirator users in approximately 1.3 million United States workplaces, Respiratory Protection is a perennial “Top 5” most cited OSHA violation. 2013 saw 3,995 violations, taking fourth place and increasing 64% from 2012 (also the fourth-most cited standard) (1). The number one reason for citation – lack of a written program. 29CFR1910.134 is the OSHA standard that covers Respiratory Protection (2). A written program is required in any workplace where respirators are necessary to protect the health of the employee or whenever respirators are required by the employer.

With over 5 million respirator users in approximately 1.3 million United States workplaces, Respiratory Protection is a perennial “Top 5” most cited OSHA violation. 2013 saw 3,995 violations, taking fourth place and increasing 64% from 2012 (also the fourth-most cited standard) (1). The number one reason for citation – lack of a written program. 29CFR1910.134 is the OSHA standard that covers Respiratory Protection (2). A written program is required in any workplace where respirators are necessary to protect the health of the employee or whenever respirators are required by the employer.

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