Respiratory Protection Program
Updating the Hazard Assessment
The Program Administrator must revise and update the hazard assessment any
time work process changes may potentially affect exposure. If an employee believes
that respiratory protection is needed during a particular activity, she/he must
contact his or her supervisor or the Program Administrator. The supervisor must
contact the Program Administrator whenever respiratory protection is requested.
The Program Administrator will evaluate the potential hazard, arranging for outside
assistance as necessary. The Program Administrator will then communicate the results
of that assessment to the supervisor and employee. If it is determined that respiratory
protection is necessary, all other elements of this program will be in effect
for those tasks and this program will be updated accordingly. When it is determined
by the Program Administrator that voluntary use of a respirator is appropriate,
its use will be in accordance with this program.