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Slide 56

    TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title: Use of Respirators - Continuing Respirator Effectiveness
    Type: Text Slide
    Content:

    • Maintain appropriate surveillance of work area conditions and degree of exposure or stress; reevaluate the respirators effectiveness when it may be affected by changes in these
    • Employees must leave the respirator use area:
      • to wash their faces and respirator facepieces as necessary
      • if they detect vapor or gas breakthrough, changes in breathing resistance, or leakage of the facepiece
      • to replace the respirator or filter, cartridge, or canister
    • If employee detects vapor or gas breakthrough, changes in breathing resistance, or leakage of the facepiece, employer must replace or repair the respirator before allowing employee to return to the work area