NRMCA’s Newest Video Helps Producers Comply with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Regulation
The latest lesson in NRMCA’s video safety series focuses on how to determine if respiratory protection applies to your ready mixed concrete operation, based on OSHA’s Code of Federal Regulations at Title 29, Section 1019. 134. It includes the common areas of a plant that require respiratory protection, pre- and post- use inspection, maintenance, cleaning and storing of respiratory protection, the required medical questionnaire and employee medical clearance procedures, the two forms of respirator fit-testing, along with cartridge selection, and the required training ready mixed concrete companies must complete. Additionally, it discusses the respiratory protection program basics that likely will be part of any written exposure plan for compliance with OSHA’s new silica rule.
The video was developed with support from the RMC Research & Education Foundation. It is a MUST on your shelf of safety lessons specific to our industry.