Respiratory protection is the 4th most cited standard by the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA). According to OSHA requirements, a “respirator shall be provided to each employee when such equipment is necessary to protect the health of such employee. The employer shall provide the respirators which are applicable and suitable for the purpose intended. The employer shall be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a respiratory protection program”
In addition to providing workers with masks, employers must also provide test fitting services to ensure that each employee’s mask fits properly and no airborne or other environmental contaminants can slip through improperly worn masks. If you are in Southern California, you can respirator testing fitting and other on-site safety training services from Respond Systems.
Far too many employers fail to live up to their responsibilities to their workers’ respiratory protection. This leaves workers vulnerable to easily avoidable illness and injury, and leaves employers open to costly fines. With OSHA violation fines increasing 80% in 2016, that’s nothing to take lightly. Be compliant with masks, respirators, and other PPE from 1stAidSupplies.com.