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PDFWAC 296-307-594

Scope.

This part applies to all use of respirators at work.
important:
Before you decide to use respirators, you are required to evaluate respiratory hazards and implement control methods as outlined in WAC 296-307-624 through 296-307-628, Respiratory hazards.
The term "respiratory hazards" will be used throughout this part to refer to oxygen deficient conditions and harmful airborne hazards.
Definition:
Respirators are a type of personal protective equipment designed to protect the wearer from respiratory hazards.
You can use Table 1 for general guidance on which sections apply to you.
Table 1
Sections that apply to your workplace
If employees...
Then the sections marked with an "X" apply...
596
598
600
602-618
620
622
Request and are permitted to voluntarily use filtering-facepiece respirators, and are not exposed to a respiratory hazard
 
X
 
 
 
X
Request and are permitted to voluntarily use respirators that are not filtering-facepiece respirators, and are not exposed to a respiratory hazard
X
X
 
 
X
X
Are required to use any respirator by WISHA or the employer
X
 
X
X
X
X
Would use an escape respirator in an emergency
X
 
X
X
X
X
Reference:
See WAC 296-307-100, Personal protective equipment (PPE) to find requirements for other types of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as eye, hand, and head protection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-594, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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