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Name: Respiratory Protection Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1998-01-08
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Register, 1998-01-08, Vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 1152-1300, ISSN: 0097-6326
ISN: USA-1998-R-48576
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=48576&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Federal Register, 1998-01-08, Vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 1152-1300, ISSN: 0097-6326
Abstract/Citation: Replaces the protection standards adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1971 (29 CFR 1910.134 and 29 CFR CFR 1926.103). Requires employers to establish or maintain a respiratory protection programme for respirator-wearing employees. Also provides for employee training, fit testing, medical evaluation, and respirator use and cleaning. Also requires the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus during interior structural firefighting; furthermore, two firefighters must be on standby to provide assistance or perform rescue when two firefighters are inside a burning building.
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