Let’s talk about respiratory protection. If you’re an OSHA-regulated employer, it’s time to take a closer look at your program and make sure it’s up to par! Mobile Health is here to make sure your employees are protected, and your program is compliant.
First things first, let’s talk about why a respiratory protection program is so important. It ensures employees are medically able to wear respirators on the job and that they are equipped with the appropriate gear and training to protect themselves effectively.
So, how do you know if your respiratory protection program is meeting the necessary standards? Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
1. Do you have a written program in place?
This is a must-have for any respiratory protection program. It should outline all the steps you’re taking to keep your employees safe, from selecting the right respirators to conducting fit testing and medical evaluations.
2. Are your employees trained properly?
Your employees need to know how to use their respirators correctly in order for them to be effective. Make sure they receive thorough training on how to put on and take off their respirators, how to check for a proper fit, and how to sanitize their gear.
3. Are you conducting regular fit testing and medical evaluations?
These are key components of any respiratory protection program. Fit testing ensures that each employee’s respirator fits properly and provides adequate protection, while medical evaluations ensure that employees are medically able to wear a respirator.
4. Are you keeping detailed records?
It’s important to keep thorough records of all aspects of your respiratory protection program, from fit testing results to medical evaluations to training sessions. This will help you track progress, plan ahead, and pinpoint areas that need refinement.
If you’re not sure where to start with evaluating your respiratory protection program, don’t worry – we’re here to help! Our team of experts can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and help you identify any areas that need improvement. We have written program templates, fit testing services, and online medical evaluations to help you streamline your program! Contact us to get connected to a Mobile Health Respiratory Protection Consultant.