OSHA has just published a free 124 page document entitled “Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard”
The document is “intended to help small businesses comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Respiratory Protection Standard… OSHA’s goal for this
document is to provide small entities with a comprehensive step-by-step guide complete with checklists and commonly asked questions that will aid both employees and employers in small businesses with a better understanding of OSHA’s respiratory protection standard.”
Its’ goal is a plain English guide to help small and medium businesses comply with the OSHA standard.
It also contains a comprehensive set of definitions to help clear up any confusion about terminology, clear and revised Assigned Protection Factors (APFs) as well as updated Maximum Use Concentrations (MUCs).
Especially helpful are the numerous checklists scattered throughout the document which can help users figure out which respirator is needed, checklists to make sure that all necessary steps have been taken, checklists to make sure that the required documentation is there and much, much more.
It is well illustrated to remove any doubt as to the nature of the type of respirator needed and contains all the necessary documents such as a copy of the medical evaluation form and more.
A definite “must have” document to download and keep on file.