valves, regulators, or alarms will be conducted by either the manufacturer or a qualified trained technician.
All respirators in routine use shall be cleaned and sanitized on a periodic basis. Respirators used non-routinely shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use and filters and cartridges replaced. Routinely used respirators are maintained individually by the respirator wearer. Replacement cartridges and filters are obtained by contacting the Safety and Health Manager.
Cleaning and disinfection of respirators must be done frequently to ensure that skin-penetrating and dermatitis-causing contaminants are removed from the respirator surface. Respirators maintained for emergency use or those used by more than one person must be cleaned after each use by the user.
The following procedure is recommended for cleaning and disinfecting respirators:
Respiratory protective equipment shall not be ordered, purchased, or issued to personnel unless the respirator wearer has received respirator training and a fit test. New Employee(s) who require respiratory protective equipment must be placed into the respirator program before being issued equipment.