Respiratory Protection Programs - Maintaining Your Program in Uncharted Waters

Requirements of OSHA’s respiratory protection standard, 29 CFR 1910;134, can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned safety professionals. Now as a Program Administrators, we are challenged by the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  How do we maintain our programs when we are now dealing with respirator shortages, social distances requirements, dwindling fit testing supplies, challenged workforces, confusing temporary regulations, incorrect fit testing programs and ever-changing workplaces? 

Confusion is not a defense for noncompliance; following the regulations and industry best practices is vital for companies that want to protect our workers and their families.

In this webinar, we will discuss how it has never been so important to incorporate OSHA’s hierarchy of controls and a hazard control program into our respirator protection programs. There are many variables that affect the degree of protection afforded by respiratory protective devices, and the misuse of respirators can be hazardous to employee safety and health. Selection of the wrong equipment, one of the most frequent errors made in respiratory protection, can result in employees being exposed to an increased concentration of the harmful contaminant and now the coronavirus. How do we deal with the impact of the correct equipment not being available? Do we make the best guess? 


Register below for this free webinar in the second installment of the IH Summit

DATE: May 28, 2020
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT

Speaker:
Dennis A. Terpin, PhD, O.H.S.T. is a member of the ASTM F23.65 International Technical Committee on Respiratory Protection. Dennis is the Senior Industrial Hygienist/Emergency Manager for the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Terpin is a Certified Master Level Instructor for FEMA/DHS teaching at the Center for Domestic Preparedness COBRA live agent training center instructing in respiratory protection.

Sponsors

Moldex manufactures innovative respiratory and hearing solutions that are designed to increase compliance by maximizing worker comfort and convenience, while at the same time helping companies to realize greater cost savings through unsurpassed durability and extended product life spans.  www.moldex.com/ohs


AccuTec-IHS
Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing is a critical piece of any high-quality respiratory protection program and the AccuFit 9000TM, is the new RFT device that's easy to use, offering the latest conveniences for fit testing the full range of respirators including most N95s. Using the new OSHA approved 'Fast-Fit' protocol, it is a true Condensation Nuclei Counting device which gives the best combination of speed and precision (CNC is the 'gold standard' in fit testing). The Accutec-IHS team is focused on one mission only: to provide you with a great product and great support at a fair price with an industry leading warranty. There is no better value in Respirator Fit Testers on the market today. https://accutec-ihs.com/accufit-9000/

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TSI RESPIRATOR FIT TESTERS
From training through compliance, the TSI PortaCount Respirator Fit Tester eliminates guesswork by providing objective data to assist your respiratory protection program. It is the only fit test that works with all types and brands of respirators, including N95 disposables. The user-friendly design and touchscreen interface automate the fit test process, maintains records, and prints reports for OSHA compliance. The real-time FitCheckTM Mode provides immediate feedback increasing the percentage of passed fit tests. It does this by helping new users select the right size respirator and learn how to properly adjust it. It even works for hard-to-fit staff. https://www.tsi.com/products/respirator-fit-testers/

OHD specializes in respiratory protection with the Quantifit® respirator fit tester which continues to provide accurate, reliable, OSHA and NFPA compliant mask fit testing in two minutes in any environment with no consumables using Controlled Negative Pressure. And now, OHD’s QuantiCheck™, the first ever quantitative user seal check device, offers assurance in your mask seal with each donning. Both instruments provide instantaneous feedback getting you from training through testing with ease. Test your mask. Test with confidence. Get the Facts. https://ohdusa.com/products/

Duration: 1 Hour

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