OSHA RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PROGRAM 

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Three Kinds of Atmosphere-Supplying Respirators

 

 

 

Air-Supplied
Respirators

Combination Respirators

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

use of a hose to deliver clean, safe air from a stationary source of compressed air
clean air for long periods of time and are light weight for the user
the range of user-mobility and may fail due to hose damage
called airline respirators
an auxiliary self-contained air supply that can be used if the primary supply fails
self-contained portion can be small since it only needs to supply enough air for escape
be used for entry into confined spaces 
of a wearable, clean-air supply pack
not restrict movement with a hose connection
closed-circuit type can provide air up to 4 hours
open-circuit type only provide air for 30 - 60 minutes
normally used when there are extended work periods required in atmospheres that are not immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH)
normally used when there are extended work periods required in atmospheres that are or may be immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH)
normally used when there is a short-time need to enter and escape from atmospheres which are or may be immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH)
Employers are required to provide employees using atmosphere-supplying respirators (supplied air and self contained breathing apparatus) with breathing gases of high purity, and shall ensure that compressed air, compressed oxygen, liquid air, and liquid oxygen used for respiration is in accordance with the specifications of OSHA Standard 1910.134(i). ehso blue lightbar

 

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