Federal Regulation on General Industry Respiratory Protection - 29 CFR 1910.134
OSHA Factsheet on Respirable Silica
Marine Corps Respiratory Protection Program - NAVMC 5100.8 Chapter 13 (13008)
What you need to know:
1) Identify whether or not your personnel require or are allowed respiratory protection for their operations using the latest Industrial Hygiene survey or by contacting the Installation Respiratory Protection Program Manager.
2) If respiratory protection is required or allowed, a Respiratory Protection Program Manager must be designated by the commanding Officer and trained per the order.
3) If respiratory protection is required or allowed, a Respiratory Protection Program must be written, disseminated, and made available to affected employees.
4) All respirator users must have a valid fit card, provided by the Respiratory Protection Program Manager, given to them after they have been medically surveilled, annually trained, and annually fit tested.
5) All Respiratory Protection Programs must be audited annually to ensure the program's effectiveness.
Examples of Respirators:
• Half Face Air Purifying (HFAP)
• Full Face Air Purifying (FFAP)
• Powered Air Purifying Respiratory (PAPR)
• Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
** Voluntary Use Respiratory Protection ** - If the command allows the use of filtering face-piece respirators (N95, P100) for nuisance level toxic atmospheres, please contact the Installation Respiratory Protection Program Manager for details on how to protect your personnel.
For any and all help with this please contact the Installation Respiratory Protection Program Manager Mr. Dale Waldren at 760-763-2366