Respiratory Protection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Respiratory Protection: What you need to know

Governing Laws and Regulations

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 653, 29 USC 655, and 29 USC 657; and regulations at 29 CFR 1910.134 (general industry) and 29 CFR 1926.103 (construction)

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) respiratory protection rules:

Respiratory protection program: 29 CFR 1910.134(c)

Respirator selection: 29 CFR 1910.134(d)

Medical evaluation: 29 CFR 1910.134(e) and 29 CFR 1910.134, Appendix C

Fit test: 29 CFR 1910.134(f) and Appendix A

Respirator use: 29 CFR 1910.134(g)

Inspection, maintenance, storage, and repair: 29 CFR 1910.134(h) and 29 CFR 1910.134, Appendix B-2

Immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) procedures: 29 CFR 1910.134(g)

Training: 29 CFR 1910.134(k)

Recordkeeping: 29 CFR 1910.134(m)

Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER): 29 CFR 1910.120(g) and 29 CFR 1910.120, Appendix B

Toxic and hazardous substances: 29 CFR 1910.1000 to 1910.1450

Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) respiratory protection rules:

Pesticides and worker protection: 40 CFR 170.112 and 40 CFR 170.240

Significant new use of a chemical substance: 40 CFR 721.63

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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