Respiratory Protection Safety Program


Respiratory Protection Safety Program

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose
  2. Scope
  3. Respiratory program administrator
  4. Medical requirements
  5. Medical evaluation procedures
  6. Supplemental information for the plhcp
  7. Medical determination
  8. Additional medical evaluations
  9. Work site procedures
  10. Respirator selection criteria
  11. Hazard identification
  12. Characteristics of hazardous operation or process
  13. Gaseous contaminants
  14. Particulate contaminants
  15. Selection of respirator
  16. Concentration and type of contaminant
  17. Location of hazardous area
  18. Worker activity
  19. Types of respirators
  20. Brand and models
  21. Estimate of exposures and contaminant information
  22. Respirator fit testing
  23. User seal check
  24. Positive pressure check
  25. Negative pressure check
  26. Test exercises
  27. Qualitative fit test (qlft) protocols
  28. Quantitative fit test (qnft) protocols
  29. Portacount fit test requirements
  30. Portacount test instrument
  31. Use, maintenance and care of respirators
  32. Ocleaning procedures
  33. Voluntary use
  34. Workplace monitoring
  35. Recordkeeping
  36. Program evaluation
  37. Training
  38. Retraining
  39. Your company name qualitative respiratory fit test record sheet

Respiratory Protection Safety Program

Chapter Section


It is the intention of Your Company Name to provide a respirator protection program that meets or exceeds all federal stan­dards. Your Company Name will attempt to engineer potential harmful vapors and oxygen deficient atmosphere exposure hazards out of the work environ­ment.  If engineering control measures are not feasible or during emergency situations with high exposure then respirators shall be provided which are applicable and suitable for purpose intended.


This program applies to all Your Company Name projects and operations.

Respiratory Program Administrator

Overall responsibility for the respiratory protection program is assigned to the Your Company Name Safety Manager in order to ensure that specific requirements are followed.

The Administrator must be knowledgeable of the complexity of the program, able to conduct evaluations and have the proper training.

This assignment is made, however, with the understanding that individual supervisors will have to implement and enforce major portions of the program. It is under­stood that the Program Administrator will report performance problems to the appropriate manager for resolution. The person who will have responsibility for administering all the aspects of this program will be the Project Manager or their designee.