Scope and application.
Designate a program administrator.
Make sure voluntary use of respirators is safe.
Keep voluntary use program records.
Develop and maintain a written program.
Keep respirator program records.
Select and provide appropriate respirators.
Provide medical evaluations.
Conduct fit testing.
Provide effective training.
Maintain respirators in a clean and reliable condition.
Store respirators properly.
Inspect and repair respirators.
Prevent sealing problems with tight-fitting respirators.
Make sure employees leave the use area before removing respirators.
Provide standby assistance in immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) conditions.
Make sure breathing air and oxygen meet established specifications.
Prevent conditions that could create a hazardous breathing air supply.
Make sure compressors do not create a hazardous breathing air supply.
Keep labels readable on respirator filters, cartridges, and canisters during use.
Use this medical questionnaire for medical evaluations.
Follow these fit-testing procedures for tight-fitting respirators.
Follow procedures established for cleaning and disinfecting respirators.
Follow procedures established for seal checking respirators.