Respiratory Protection Programs
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to develop and implement a written respiratory protection program for situations in which permissible exposure limits (PELs) of airborne contaminants are exceeded, or when the employer requires the use of respirators by employees. The first strategy is to implement engineering measures to control the hazard at its source.
Companies that have body shop operations are required to maintain a specific Respiratory Protection Program. These programs are required by law to both educate, and protect the health of body shop employees, who routinely handle some of the most hazardous chemicals found in a dealership service area.
ERS will provide your company with the following federally mandated Respiratory Protection components:
- A written document outlining proper chemical handling procedures and personal protective equipment requirements.
- Physician Medical Evaluation Forms
- Respirator Fit Testing
- Employee Training