First Aid Requirements
The Production shall provide each respirator user with a respirator that is clean, sanitary, and in good working order. Respirators not discarded after one shift use should be cleaned by the employee on a daily basis according to manufacturer's instructions.
Respirators used in fit testing and training shall be cleaned and disinfected according to manufacturer's recommendations after each use. Respirators not discarded after one shift use should be stored in a sealable plastic bag away from areas of contamination, dust, sunlight, extreme temperatures, excessive moisture, and damaging chemicals. Respirators shall be packed or stored to prevent deformation of the facepiece and exhalation valve.
The wearer of a respirator should inspect it daily per the training program whenever it is in use. The department head, supervisor, or foreman should periodically spot check respirators for fit, usage, and condition.
Respirators not discarded after one shift use should be marked or stored in such a manner to assure that they are worn only by the assigned employee. If use by more than one employee is required, the respirator shall be cleaned and disinfected between users. Defective respirators shall be turned into the Program Administrator immediately upon discovery of deficiency.