Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Respiratory Protection Violations High on OSHA List

OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited standards for FY2014 has been released. Among some of the common violations seen year to year, respiratory protection violations come in high at number four.

Among the sections cited under the violation, medical evaluation general requirements, establishing and implementing written respirator protection programs, and covering situations when respirator use is not required rank among the highest with more than 500 violations each. Others with high violation counts include those that fall under the umbrella of respirator selection general requirements as well as ensuring employer used respirators are fit tested.

Convergence Training’s blog offers respiratory protection training resources that include a free respiratory protection word game, a free respiratory protection glossary of all terms as well as links to NIOSH resources on respirators. The site also links to OSHA resources on respirators and the agency's respiratory protection e-tool.