Occupational Exposure Assessment: Respiratory Protection Prevention Program Implementation Action It Mobile App
The danger that an employee faces on the job is a function of the occupational hazards present and his/her exposure level to risks and hazards.
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An exposure and risk assessment is at the focus of all occupational health and industrial hygiene programs. The Occupational Exposure Assessment: Respiratory Protection Prevention Program Implementation Action Items mobile app uses a systematic method to characterize workplace exposures to chemical, physical and biological agents is a fundamental part an industrial hygiene program. Compliance monitoring focuses on the maximum risk to an employee to determine whether exposures are above or below established limits. The occupational exposure assessment should be conducted as required by agent-specific OSHA Regulations. The app records data specific to Respiratory Protection Prevention Program Implementation Action Items. Assess respiratory hazards in the workplace. Engineering controls, such as enclosure of the operation, general and local exhaust ventilation and substitution of less toxic materials, will be implemented to the extent feasible to control airborne exposure to harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays or vapors. When engineering controls are not feasible, appropriate respirators shall be used in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134, Respiratory Protection and this guidance.