OSTS can develop your written program, provide "on-site" medical evaluations including pulmonary function tests, and conduct the required training and fit testing.

Have you conducted air sampling to determine the actual employee exposures? Air sampling can assist your company in determining whether or not a Respiratory Protection Program is required. Many businesses assume exposure levels. Assuming can be very hazardous to the employees and very costly for the business.

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Cal OSHA’s regulatory reference is CCR Title 8 Section 5144


Respiratory Protection Written Program
O.S.T.S., Inc. will develop a site-specific program focused on your company’s specific operations. The written document will be directed toward the five main areas of the Respiratory Protection Standard - Chemical usage review, policies/procedures, equipment selection, medical evaluations, and fit testing and training. The final document will meet and/or exceed Cal / Fed OSHA standards, CCR Title 8 Section 5144 / 29 CFR 1910.134.

Respiratory Protection Employee Training
This training session will ensure that the students understand the potential for exposure and their liability and responsibility as it relates to the company's Respiratory Protection Program. Individuals who participate in this training will be given a comprehensive overview of the Standard, your company’s written policies and procedures and how hazardous materials/chemicals can affect their daily activities.

The instructor will ensure that each employee can demonstrate knowledge of at least the following:

(A) Why the respirator is necessary and how improper fit, usage, or maintenance can compromise the protective effect of the respirator;
(B) What the limitations and capabilities of the respirator are;
(C) How to use the respirator effectively in emergency situations, including situations in which the respirator malfunctions;
(D) How to inspect, put on and remove, use, and check the seals of the respirator;
(E) What the procedures are for maintenance and storage of the respirator;
(F) How to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators; and
(G) The general requirements of this section.

Participants will receive materials/handouts needed to assist in subject retention. The session will consist of lecture, handouts, video presentation & fit testing.

NOTE: For all clients scheduling respiratory protection training which includes respirator fit testing (both required annually by Cal OSHA CCR8 § 5144) the following stipulations apply:

1. Client’s applicable employees must have participated in a medical evaluation (CCR 8 § 5144e) and have received a statement from your company’s consulting physician stating that they are "Fit to wear a Respirator". This document must be signed and dated within twelve months of the respiratory training / fit testing course.

Click here for a copy of the Mandatory Medical Questionnaire
(CCR Title 8 Section 5144, Appendix C)

2. Client must have, at least, one set of P100 filters/Hepa Filters for the respirators employees are to be tested (With more filters available the class will move faster because students will not have to wait for filters from previous students). Regarding respiratory protection products, manufacturer’s cartridges, filters and parts must NOT be interchanged with differing manufacturer's product.

3. Students MUST be clean-shaven at all areas where the respirator seal meets the face. If facial hair is present at the mask's seal point, student can NOT be fit tested

OSTS is not the "Employer" so the Cal OSHA requirement is not applicable to OSTS. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that our clients (Employers) maintain compliance with CCR Title 8 Section 5144(e) requirements.

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