All Employee(s) of SIGN DESIGN &FABRICATION, INC. will be protected from exposure to airborne radioactive, chemical, or biological contamination by installing, implementing, or instituting feasible engineering or administrative controls. If these controls do not prove feasible, or while they are being installed/instituted, appropriate respiratory protection will be provided. For some experiments, respiratory protection may be provided as an additional safeguard against exposure.

It is the Company’s Policy to provide Employee(s) with a safe and healthful working environment. This is accomplished by utilizing facilities and equipment that have all feasible safeguards incorporated into their design. When effective engineering controls are not feasible, or when they are being initiated, protection shall be used to ensure personnel protection.

This program does not apply to contractors as they are responsible for providing their own respiratory protection programs and respiratory protective equipment.


Respirator – A device provided to protect the wearer from inhalation of harmful or nuisance atmospheres. Respirators may function by air purifying and/or air supplying techniques.
Air Purifying Respirator – A respirator that filters and/or absorbs contaminants from the ambient air being inhaled by the wearer.
Supplied Air Respirator – A respirator in which clean air is supplied to the face piece from an auxiliary source away from the wearer.
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus – A respirator in which the air supply is carried by the wearer.
Atmospheric Contamination – The term applies equally to gases such as nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide; the vapors of volatile substances such as benzene and carbon tetrachloride; toxic dusts and fumes; radioactive materials; and so forth.
Respirator Fit Test – A test used to determine a proper match or fit between the face piece of the respirator and face of the wearer.