Fremont, California (PressExposure) November 23, 2012 -- OSHA Regulations on Respirators
Regulatory bodies have a number of stringent regulations. OSHA for instance, explains the reason for which it has regulations about this device. It has regulations since..."In the control of those occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors, the primary objective shall be to prevent atmospheric contamination."
It further states that ''...this shall be accomplished as far as feasible by accepted engineering control measures (for example, enclosure or confinement of the operation, general and local ventilation, and substitution of less toxic materials)." (1910.134(a) (1)) Thus, for workplaces that employ workers who do the kind of work that exposes them to the hazards of the nature mentioned above; regulations are very important guidelines towards ensuring employee safety. The workplace has to be free of hazards, but even when there are inevitable hazards; care should be taken to neutralize them.
And in-depth discussion of these and related topics will be made at a webinar that will be presented by MentorHealth, a leading provider of continuous professional education for the healthcare industry, on December 19.
The speaker at this webinar, OSHA expert Dr. Kenneth S. Weinberg will impart his experience in the field of safety and regulations at the workplace. He will delve into the depths of regulations that are in place for respirators. His presentation will include a review of the respirator standard, applications and allowable respirator use, and what go into an effective respirator program.
Discussion on a Broad Range of Areas
It will also take up for discussion issues like the parameters used for getting approved for respirator use. Since there is no "one size fits all" idea for respirators; this session will review different rules on respirators for different industries. It will cover the following areas:
o Respirator Standard
o Respirator types
o Safe use of respirators
o Selection of the correct respirator
o Effective respirator program
o Procedures for assuring respirators are properly fitted to personnel.
When: December 19, 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
By whom: Dr. Kenneth S. Weinberg, Ph.D. is an independent consultant in environmental health and safety. Dr. Weinberg has consulted for several companies in the areas of OSHA Injury and Illness reporting, as well as auditing for OSHA inspections.
He has worked as the Director of Safety at Mass. General Hospital in Boston for almost twelve years, and has written several books on the topics of health care safety, OSHA, and Indoor Air Quality. He has also written several articles for prominent national safety publications, and serves on the editorial advisory boards for safety publications.
He has also been Administrator of the Health Care Division of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and is a member of several panels that advice on safety related matters.
The webinar will benefit
o Health professionals dealing with respirator users in the workplace
Duration: 90 minutes
To enroll for this webinar, contact firstname.lastname@example.org