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2635 (H) Respirataory Mask Program

.1 BACKGROUND

.110 General Information

.111 Pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.134, the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, any employee required to use a respirator (including dust mask type) must be certified as being medically able to use such respirator.

.112 EHS can provide respirator use certification by either review of the OSHA Respirator Questionnaire or by an occupational health examination (see SPMM 2635(B)).

.113 LocationóReview of OSHA Respirator Questionnaires is conducted at the EHS medical examination center in Cohoes. Occupational health exams are conducted throughout the state, as noted in Section 2635(B).

.4 PROCEDURES

.410 Arrangements

.411 Agencies requesting occupational health exams should refer to Section 2635(B).

.412 Agencies requesting certification using the OSHA Respirator Questionnaire should contact EHS at (518) 233-3100 to obtain a copy of the EHS policy and a supply of questionnaires.

.413 Upon receipt of EHS-701.8, Medical Assessment for Respirator Use, completed by the employee, EHS will determine if the employee is able to use various types of respirators.

.420 Notification

.421 EHS will complete a medical certification for respirator use and forward it to the requesting agency.


TM-63; July 2008

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