CPL 02-00-158 - Respiratory Protection Inspection Procedures


CPL 02-00-158 - Respiratory Protection Inspection Procedures

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This directive establishes interpretations and revises enforcement policies and instructions to ensure uniform enforcement of the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. Significant changes to the previous directive were made to: update the definitions section of the directive to include changes to the Respiratory Protection Standard (71 FR 50122, November 2006) that provide definitions for assigned protection factors and maximum use concentrations; provide greater clarification on voluntary respirator use, better explain the components of compliant respirator programs and provide additional acceptable methods to assess respiratory hazards; update the directive with information related to recent changes in the Hazard Communication Standard regarding the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS); and provide guidance on evaluating the need for respiratory protection for chemicals used in workplaces by referring to employers’ Hazard Communication Programs, 29 CFR 1910.1200, wherein chemical manufacturers may have communicated on safety data sheets that use of their products may be hazardous if inhaled and have recommended that users wear respiratory protection.

Also reference the Field Operations Manual Chapter 15: Industrial Hygiene Compliance, OPN 127 - Respirator Use Policy under the Cotton Dust Standard SN 55 - Facial Hair and Respirator Use, SN 63 Requirements for Workers Who Are Actively Conducting Operations in IDLH Atmospheres , SN 68 - Use of Non-NIOSH Approved Respirators for Voluntary Use, and CPL 02-02-079 - Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012. Additional resources and information can be found on the safety and health topic page for Respiratory Protection and Hazard Communication

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