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PDFWAC 296-307-61210

Make sure employees leave the use area before removing respirators.

The employer must make sure employees leave the use area for any of these reasons:
(1) To replace air-purifying filters, cartridges, or canisters;
(2) When they smell or taste (detect) vapor or gas leakage from, for example, cartridges, canister, or the facepiece seal;
(3) When they detect changes in breathing resistance;
(4) To readjust their respirators;
(5) To wash their faces and respirators as necessary to prevent skin or eye irritation;
(6) If they become ill;
(7) If they experience sensations of dizziness, nausea, weakness, breathing difficulty, coughing, sneezing, vomiting, fever, or chills.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 20-21-091, § 296-307-61210, filed 10/20/20, effective 11/20/20; WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-61210, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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