When you are ready to run a successful workplace respiratory protection program, you must understand and comply with the standards set by state and federal administrations like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If you’ve already begun your research, you know it can be overwhelming. To help you, we’ve summarized an overview of key elements of the federal standard and what you need to do to comply with each one.
Highlights of the OSHA regulations on respiratory protection
When respiratory protection is required by OSHA, a written respiratory protection program should be established. That means the designated program administrator must oversee the following:
Mission statements – You can tell a lot about a company by its mission statement. Don’t have one? Now might be a good time to create one and post it. A good mission statement tells you what service drives a company to do and what it does to reach those goals.
Company policies – Are there company policies that are particularly important to your business? Perhaps a specifc policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place and time to talk about that subject.
Executive profiles – A company is only as strong as its executive and or management leadership. This is a good time to display who’s occupying the offices. Write a nice bio about each executive and or management person that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what motivated them get to where they are.
OSHA specifies that before you resort to respirators for workers, you must first try to eliminate the hazard from the workplace and try to limit worker from the exposure.
If it’s not feasible or financially viable to remove the risk in your workplace, then respiratory protection is required — and vital to help protect your workers from the airborne hazards they face daily.
According to the CDC, an estimated 80 percent of infections are transmitted from and by our hands. Hand hygiene is most often the single and most important practice to reduce the transmission of infections. Some items may or may not be included with personal protective equipment (PPE), or FDA approved depending on the need, environment and or application.
World Health Organization's Private Organizations for Patient Safety.
POPS participants help spread the word about the importance of clean hands in health care, supporting the WHO recommendations.
Additional Information and Hand Hygiene Links
Copyright © 2020 Chicago Global Health and Products - All Rights Reserved. The information and recommendations ("Information") on this Website are presented in good faith and for general information only. The Information is believed to be correct as of the date presented. However, Chicago Global Health, LLC does not make any representation or warranty as to the completeness or accuracy of any of the Information. The reader assumes the entire risk of relying on the Information.
Powered by GoDaddy Website Builder