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OSHA Respirator Clearance Program | The Important Facts!

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If your work responsibilities require you to wear a respirator for specific duties, including a respirator, then you will be required to be certified per the Respiratory Protection Program for CCSD. Wearing the respirator will ensure not just your personal health and safety, but that of the students we serve. Here is how the process works.

 

Respirator Clearance

 

You will receive an email to your District Gmail address from Dawson Compliance for access to an online medical questionnaire program called OSHA Respirator Clearance. They will supply you with a link to the system and your user id and password. Once notified by this CCSD endorsed company, you will need to immediately respond by following the directions given to fill out the online questionnaire.

 

This will be the first step in getting medically cleared so you can safely wear a respirator. This is the first requirement in the OSHA standard. Annual recertification of the medical clearance is required along with the ELMS training modules listed below.

 

Fit Testing

 

Once you have been medically cleared and have successfully completed your ELMS training, the Safety Office will communicate to you via email with instructions on obtaining sample respirators for fit testing. If you are recertifying your ability to wear a respirator and you don't require being fitted for a different model of respirator then you are recertified as soon as you receive medical clearance and show proof of annual training.

 

Risk Management

 

Further instruction will be given at the time a sample packet is picked up, on where to go for fit testing. The fit test process will assign you to a particular respirator that best fits your face and provides the necessary protection. Supplies of respirators will be available from Risk Management while all other respirators should be supplied by your site. Risk Management can assist your site supervisor in obtaining the required respirator.

 

Final Words

 

Respirators can only be requested by utilizing the Respirator request form and indicating the name of the staff members using the respirators. The individual should always have at least two respirators available, preferably four. 

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