Q: Who is responsible to take this Respiratory Protection Training?
A: If a covered entity requires the use of a respirator, then the covered entity must develop a comprehensive Respiratory Protection Program.
Q: We use surgical facemasks. Is that the same thing?
A: No. A facemask is a loose-fitting disposable mask that covers your nose and mouth. Types of facemasks include: Surgical Masks, Dental Masks, Isolation Masks, and Laser Masks.
Facemasks prevent large droplets from contamination from a person wearing a mask. If your practice ONLY USES FACEMASKS, then you DO NOT need to have a Respiratory Protection Program.
Q: What is a respirator for?
A: A respirator is needed to prevent two main hazards: 1. Airborne Infectious Agents. 2. Gaseous Chemical Exposures.
Q: Who is responsible to ensure staff are trained in the practice Respiratory Protection Program?
A: Respiratory Protection is the responsibility of the practice OSHA Compliance Officer. The OSHA Compliance Officer must ensure that the program includes site specific Policies and Procedures.
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