It is management's responsibility, through the Safety Program Director, to determine what specific applications require use of respiratory equipment. Management must also provide proper respiratory equipment to meet the needs of each specific application. Employees must be provided with adequate training and instructions on equipment.
Department heads, supervisors, or foremen of each production or department are responsible for ensuring that all personnel under their control are completely knowledgeable of the respiratory protection requirements for the areas in which they work. They are also responsible for ensuring that their subordinates comply with all facets of this respiratory program, including respirator inspection and maintenance.
It is the responsibility of the employee to have an awareness of the respiratory protection requirements of their area (as explained by management). Employees are also responsible for wearing the appropriate respiratory equipment according to proper instructions, for maintaining the equipment in a clean and operable condition, and storing equipment properly.
The Safety Program Director is responsible for overall program administration (i.e., the Program Administrator). The Program Administrator, Production Safety Consultant, and the Production’s industrial hygiene consultants are responsible for contaminant identification and measurement, including technical support, air sampling, and laboratory analysis. The Program Administrator, with the assistance of the Production Safety Consultant, is responsible for directing and coordinating engineering projects, which are directly related to respiratory protection. The Program Administrator is responsible for selection of all respirators used on the Production. The Program Administrator with the assistance of the Production Safety Consultant is responsible for issuing, training, and fit testing of all respirators used on the Production.