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Dusts & Airborne Contaminants

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THIS SECTION IS FOR YOU if you carry out operations in which workers are exposed to airborne contaminants, including minerals like asbestos and crystalline silica, metals like lead, cadmium or hexavalent chromium and other hazardous substances like combustible dusts. The Section helps you meet OSHA requirements for exposure monitoring, engineering controls, respiratory protection and PPE, medical surveillance and recordkeeping and safety training

Articles & Insight
  • sample image Crystalline Silica: A 7-Step Compliance Plan

    Crystalline silica is dangerous stuff. Use this 7-step plan to keep your workers safe and your company in compliance with OSHA laws...
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  • sample image How to Comply with Respiratory Protection Requirements

    If there are chemicals (gases or vapors) or particulates present in the air that are harmful to employees when inhaled, you must provide a barrier to them. ..
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  • sample image How to Implement a Hazardous Substance Substitution Plan

    Use this checklist to work through a seven-step plan for safely substituting other substances for hazardous substances in your workplace.....
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  • sample image The OSHA Methylene Chloride Standard

    The OSHA Methylene Chloride standard requires employers to take measures to protect employees from the hazards of methylene chloride...
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  • sample image Controlling Atmospheric Hazards in Confined Spaces

    If you’re allowing workers—either your own or those of a contractor, subcontractor or other outsider—to enter permit-required confined spaces, you need to take steps to control atmospheric hazards...
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  • sample image Is Your Respiratory Protection Program Administrator Qualified?

    Avoiding a common OSHA citation: lack of a qualified respiratory protection program administrator...
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  • sample image Workers Most at Risk from Asbestos

    Expert Jensen Whitmer answer a question about which industry workers are most commonly exposed to asbestos...
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  • sample image Combustible Dusts: The Hazards & How to Control Them

    Are you doing enough to prevent combustible dust explosions?
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Time Saving Tools
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Factsheet
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    Inhaling carbon monoxide can be fatal. And because it’s odorless and invisible, carbon monoxide sneaks up on its victims... Read More...

  • RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PROGRAM: Respirator Cleaning, Maintenance & Repair
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    How to comply with OSHA respirator maintenance requirements... Read More...

  • Respirator Fit Testing Checklist
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    This checklist from OSHA guidelines will help you do a self-assessment to determine if you comply with OSHA fit testing requirements... Read More...

  • Respirator Fit Testing Requirements
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    OSHA requirements for fit-testing users of tight-fitting respirators... Read More...

  • Respirator User Medical Evaluation Checklist
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    The OSHA standard requires a system to ensure that workers undergo a medical evaluation before wearing a respirator... Read More...

  • OSHA Medical Evaluation Questionnaire for Respirator Use
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    Find out if the worker has any general medical conditions that would make it dangerous for him to use the respirators... Read More...

  • Model Crystalline Silica Exposure Control Plan
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    Use this model plan for controlling exposure to crystalline silica that you can adapt for your own workplace... Read More...

  • Model Methylene Chloride Exposure Plan
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    This MC Exposure Plan includes the basic elements necessary to comply with the standard... Read More...

  • Model Respiratory Protection Compliance Questionnaire
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    Use this questionnaire to assess compliance with respiratory protection requirements... Read More...

  • Respiratory Protection Training Safety Talk
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    Use this handout to support your own safety talk, and keep your employees in the know about this issue... Read More...

  • Respiratory Selection Checklist
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    Use this checklist to select the appropriate respirators for your workers... Read More...

 
 
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