Industrial Hygiene's Role in Perfecting Your Respiratory Protection Program
Respiratory Protection has long been an important element of many organizations' safety and health programs. With the dawn of COVID-19, new situations arose for some, sometimes requiring the development of new and different approaches to respiratory protection. At the very least, COVID-19 caused many to think about their organization's approaches to workplace airborne hazards that may or may not require the use of respirators.
With the extra attention given recently to respiratory protection issues, it might be a good time to get back to the basics of what a Respiratory Protection Program might entail. Truth be told, many organizational hazard identification and risk assessment processes include typical physical safety hazards, but do not include much about industrial hygiene-related assessments - which should be integrally tied to decisions about respiratory protection. It is now, with this renewed focus on RPPs, that safety professionals should be taking a comprehensive look at the hazards present in their facilities and assessing the programs they have in place to recognize any gaps that could be leaving workers vulnerable.
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DATE: September 9, 2021
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT
Greg Zigulis has 36 years of Safety, Health and Environmental experience and has worked in several industries, including as an officer in the United States Air Force and in support roles for services to the Department of Energy, as well as for automotive supply manufacturing, metals, plastics, construction, disaster restoration, hazardous waste remediation and mining. He is certified by professional certification bodies as both a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Industrial Hygienist. He is also a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP). He started his own consulting company in 2015 and has been providing comprehensive HSE support to a variety of companies since then.
Greg has a passion for the “systems” approach to safety and environmental management and believes that organizations should not fix problems in one area only to find they create problems in other areas, or that they have taken away from the overall business mission. In support of that, he is a certified ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor, as well as a certified ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) auditor. He is an active (volunteer) member of the ANSI/ASSP Z10 Committee on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, which published a revised ANSI Standard in 2019.
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Honeywell Industrial Safety
The risk of inhaling harmful particles, vapors and gases is very high in many industries and that is a big threat to worker safety. With long-standing expertise in respiratory protection and a deep understanding of worker needs, Honeywell engineers all types of respiratory protection solutions, from disposables, air and powered air purifying respirators (APR and PAPR), and full range of cartridges, filters and other accessories to air supplied systems and Self Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA). Honeywell's respiratory protection solutions guarantee compliance, comfort, ease-of-use, durability and enhanced work productivity. First and foremost, they guarantee safety. https://sps.honeywell.com/us/en/products/safety/respiratory-protection
Duration: 1 Hour