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Respirator Use

RESPIRATOR USE IN VARIOUS FACILITIES SHOPS
a. List various hazards and situations that require a respirator for each shop.
b. Type of respirator used.
c. Type of filters used.

1. A/C
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions - Cleaning coils or acidizing chillers - acids and organic vapors and fumes and mist; biocide acid; sulfuric acid; bromicide tablets; oxidizer.
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Half face (Wilson)
 
c.
Type of Filter - Acid gas and organic vapors combination cartridge with dust filter.
     
2. Electrical Shop
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions - A dusty or smoky situation - above ceilings with fiber-glass insulation or when working around other trades creating hazardous situations.
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Half face (Pro-tech)
 
c.
Type of Filter - G102-Acid gas and formaldehyde cartridge; G104-Acid gas and organic vapor cartridge; F108-Filters for dust, mist and fumes (welding); G108-Cartridges/filters for dust, mist, fumes and radio-nuclides.
     
3. Plumbing
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions - Working with glue with insufficient ventilation; acid (drain opener); working with gas wells; busted sewer lines-chlorine and raw sewage.
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Full Face Scott (two half face)
 
c.
Type of Filter - 642-OAH Cartridge/Filter for organic vapors, chlorine, hydrogen chloride, sulfur dioxide, dust, fumes, mists and radio-nuclides.
     
4. Roads
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions - Gas and oil spills, the acid pit at Co-Gen and crawl spaces under buildings.
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Full Face Scott
 
c.
Type of Filter - TC23C-783-#65 cartridge/filter for organic vapor, pesticides, paints, lacquer, enamel, mists, dust, fumes and radio-nuclides.
     
5. Carpenters
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions -
 
1.
Where asbestos may be disturbed.
   
2.
Where a lot of dust is created.
   
3.
Gas Leak
   
4.
Where chemicals are used (solvents e.g.. lacquer thinner and contact cement).
   
5.
Installing insulation.
   
6.
Mildewed ceiling tiles.
   
7.
Tunnel work at the Co-Gen.
 
8.
Confined Spaces.
 
b.
Type of Respirator -
 
1.
Half Face Twin Cartridge Wilson respirators, model #6100
 
2.
Cloth face mask for dust and insulation.
 
c.
Type of Filter - For organic vapors/lacquer thinner and mildew; heppa filters.
     
6. Painters
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions -
 
1.
When using spray paints in the spray booth.
   
2.
When using paint stripper.
   
3.
Lacquer thinner with insufficient ventilation.
   
4.
Oil based paint in areas with insufficient ventilation.
   
5.
Damped surface paint and walk-in coolers.
   
6.
Scraping or sanding old paint.
   
7.
Dusty conditions.
 
b.
Type of Respirator -
 
1.
Dust mask when scraping and sanding.
   
2.
Recall full faced forced air with battery pack.
   
3.
Wilson full head hood fresh air supply respirator.
   
4.
Half face Wilson Series 6100 Respirator.
 
c.
Type of Filter -
 
1.
For half face: organic vapor/heppa filters.
   
2.
For full faced: organic vapors "A" canister.
     
7. Grounds
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions -
 
1.
When using pesticides.
   
2.
For Hazwoper certification.
   
3.
In confined spaces (irrigation crew).
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Half face Wilson Series 6100 Respirators.
 
c.
Type of Filter - Organic vapor cartridges/acid gas with Heppa Filters.
     
8. Steam
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions - Asbestos, chlorine, confined space, natural gas and acid.
 
b.
Type of Respirator -
 
1.
Full face with air-flow battery packs.
   
2.
Three ea. Self Contained Breathing Apparatus with 30 minute air tanks.
   
3.
Wilson 6100 half face respirator with organic vapor/acid gas/heppa filter.
 
c.
Type of Filter - Asbestos cartridge with heppa filter, organic cartridge, acid gas cartridge for chlorine.
     
9. Residence Maintenance
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions - Dust, asbestos, spray-painting, contact cement, mold remediation and ceiling tile replacement.
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Wilson half face respirators, disposable dust mask.
 
c.
Type of Filter - Particulate filter; organic vapors and acid gas combination and heppa filter.
     
10. Athletics
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions - Confined space
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Half face Wilson respirators
 
c.
Type of Filter - Organic vapors and acid gas combination; dust filters and heppa filters.
     
11. Co-Gen
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions - Confined spaces, dust, solvents H2SO4, NAOH, Amides, HCL.
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Scott Full Face
 
c.
Type of Filter - Organic Vapors/Dust Filter
     
12. Custodial
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions -
 
1.
Sanding wood floors
   
2.
Varnishing wood floors
   
3.
Mildew Agent in bathroom cleaner
   
4.
Stripping floors
   
5.
Shampooing carpet
   
6.
Smell of dead insects
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Half Face Wilson Series 6100 Respirators
 
c.
Type of Filter - Organic Vapors with dust filter; Heppa filter for asbestos
     
13. Tech. Services
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions -
 
1.
Confined Spaces
   
2.
Dusty Conditions
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Half Face Wilson Series 6100 Respirators
 
c.
Type of Filter - Heppa Filter for asbestos; organic vapors and acid gas combination cartridge with Heppa Filter.
     
14. Garage
 
a.
Hazardous Conditions - Asbestos brake shoes and gas odors.
 
b.
Type of Respirator - Half Face Wilson Series 6100 Respirators
 
c.
Type of Filter - Heppa Filter for asbestos.