Broadly speaking, a confined space is an area that is large enough for a worker to enter and do work, but that is difficult to get in and out of easily, and not designed or intended for regular occupancy.
Respiratory Protection (1910.134)- OSHA’s respiratory protection standard was the fourth most-frequently cited agency standard in FY 2018.
January 7, 2019
OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard applies to general industry, construction, shipyards, marine terminals, and longshoring. The OSHA respirator standard applies to all occupational airborne exposures to contaminated air where the employee is.
An OSHA health compliance officer (an industrial hygienist -- IH) recently put me in an ethical dilemma. While conducting “side-by-side” air sampling as the employer’s representative during an OSHA inspection, I observed that the OSHA IH was not sampling for asbestos correctly.
Respiratory protection is arguably the most vital, potentially life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE), along with fall protection gear. And protecting your employees against respiratory hazards is challenging.
Fume extraction vendor ULT LLC and Indianapolis based Slade Associates, Inc, provider of industrial air filter solutions have entered into a cooperation. Slade will distribute ULT’s air purifiers and take care of customers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.
Fume extraction vendor ULT LLC and Pennsylvania headquartered George KELSO Co. entered into a cooperation. From now on, KELSO will provide ULT’s fume extraction technology to customers in the US States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
Fume extraction vendor ULT LLC and Florida based GulfTech Enterprises – Casiba Group have commenced a partnership. Since March 2018, GulfTech has focused on sales and service of ULT’s air treatment solutions in the US states of Florida and Southern Georgia.
At least 17 large fires are burning across California, and dozens more throughout other Western states, destroying hundreds of thousands of acres, sending toxic pollutants into the air and contaminating water supplies. The air quality in certain areas — particularly near California's massive Mendocino Complex Fire in the northern part of the state — is among the worst officials have ever seen.
Respiratory protection is one of the most critical jobs supervised by safety and health professionals. In situations such as confined space work and exposures to extremely toxic substances, respiratory protection can mean the difference between life and death.
The EPA’s announcement yesterday that it is reversing its decision to delay for one year designation of areas not meeting the 2015 ozone standards is being met with approval by the American Lung Association, American Public Health Association and American Thoracic Society.