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  • Summarize the different types of personal protection equipment (PPE) that are commonly used in occupational settings. Explain when you believe respirators are required to be used and when they can be used on a voluntary basis. How do OSHA requirements differ for required and voluntary use of respirators?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.

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For this assignment, you will take the data you calculated in Units II through VI and prepare a final report. Your report will be addressed to Mr. John Smith, the plant manager for Acme Automotive Parts (AAP). Your report must include the following sections:

Introduction – This section should summarize the operations at the plant and why the industrial hygiene sampling is being performed.

Hazard Assessment – This section should identify the health hazards that you identified for each area at the facility.

Sampling Plan – This section will summarize the sampling that you performed. Include the types of samples you collected and the NIOSH or OSHA sampling/analytical methods you used.

  • Sample Results – This section will include the results from the sampling that you calculated. You can present the results in a tabular form or an equivalent method as long as the results are clearly displayed. Your results should include samples’ locations, names of employees who were sampled (make the names up), sample times (start, finish, and total times), volumes, and results in the proper units.

Evaluation of Sample Results – In this section, you should compare the sample results to existing occupational exposure limits (OELs). You can use OSHA permissible exposure limits (PELs) or other guidelines—just make sure to explain why you chose the OELs you used. You should also state whether the resulting risks are acceptable or unacceptable and the requirements for control methods.

  • Recommendations – Here you will summarize the control methods you recommend that the plant implement. Include all engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) you believe are necessary. Do not forget to include recommendations for PPE during the time it will take to implement the other controls. For respiratory protection, you must specify the level of protection (type respirator) and the types of any cartridges that would be required. Do not forget to list any written programs that you believe the plant will need.

Future Needs – Complete your report by including any recommendations for additional IH sampling you believe are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of the controls that you recommended.


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Personal Protection Equipment
Personal protective equipment can be termed as a group of products that are designed to
protect workers from hazards that can occur in the workplace. The personal protective equipment
works well in areas where hazards have not been designed out of processes. Choosing personal
protective equipment needs to start with a risk assessment to ascertain the best for a certain
course. The personal protective equipment is classified on different types depending on their
roles and where they are worn. The different types are hand protection, head protection, eye and
face protection, breathing apparatus, protective clothing, and foot protection, hearing protection,
respiratory protection, and fall management equipment.
Specific regulations cover the wearing of respirators, and examples are filter respirators,
lightweight respirators, powered respirators, and detectors. The use of respirators can be done
even at the lowest limit of exposure since they give an additional level of comfort and protection
for workers. The voluntary use of respirators must adhere to OSHA regulation in that the
employer should ensure that it does not present a health hazard during its use. The difference
between voluntary use of respirators and the OSHA requirements is that voluntary use does not
require to develop a written respiratory protection program. The employer is responsible for
providing a copy of appendix D of 1910.134.


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