“In the first part of this series, I identified the steps to create a respiratory protection program. This second article will cover how to implement and follow your program. Once everything is implemented, you will have an OSHA-compliant program tailored to your company and designed to protect employees from the hazards in the Restoration Industry,” Barry Rice, CSP, writes.
In this first article of a two-part series on respiratory hazards and protections, Barry Rice, CSP, shares steps to correctly set up a respiratory protection program. In the second article, next month, he will cover how to implement and follow the program.
To reduce employee exposure to health hazards and encourage companies to make workplace safety and health a priority, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) regional office in Kansas City has established a Regional Emphasis Program targeting OSHA's Top 50 High-Hazard Health Industries.
Alliance Environmental Group has more than 100 years of experience as an environmental remediation and indoor air quality (IAQ) services contractor. Thermatech Northwest specializes in hazardous waste removal.
As of July 2020, there have been 10 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion in the US alone. Depending on the type of natural disaster faced, the remediation and cleanup from these events require specific care in order to maintain safety for those involved.
When I was 18, I got my first car: a 1968 Chevelle Malibu, a classic muscle car with a big throaty engine. I painted it black, put on racing wheels, big wide tires and Gabriel Hijackers. I got so many speeding tickets, my home state of California sent me a letter ordering me to appear at a hearing and politely notifying me that my right to operate a motor vehicle was going to be revoked for six months.
Following our callings is not just a gift; it’s an honor. There are few other industries on earth more committed to others than those who call themselves restorers. Take a moment and think about your “why” – why are you in business? Why did you choose this profession?
The issue comes up during instruction quite frequently. In mold classes, water restoration seminars, fire cleanup presentations, and forensic restoration training; it is variations of the same thought. What takes precedence in our business when we run into materials that may be regulated under various health and safety standards?