(2) Respiratory Protection.
(a) The employer shall provide respiratory protection as specified at 29 CFR Part 1926.1101(h).
(b) Where respirators are used, a supply of charged replacement batteries, HEPA filters and flow test meters shall be available in the clean room for use with powered air-purifying respirators.
(c) Person(s) performing glove bag work and cleanup of Minor Fiber Release Episodes shall wear a half mask dual-cartridge HEPA-filtered respirator as the minimum level of respiratory protection.
(d) When negative air pressure respirators are used they shall be properly fit tested in accordance with OSHA Asbestos Regulations 29 CFR Part 1926.1101 using protocols detailed in Appendix C of that document.
(3) Protective Clothing and Equipment.
(a) The employer shall provide all employees involved in asbestos projects with full body disposable clothing, including head, body, and foot coverings consisting of material impenetrable by asbestos fibers, and equipment as required by OSHA Asbestos Regulations at 29 CFR Part 1926.1101 or EPA Asbestos Regulations at 40 CFR, Part 763, Subpart G, as applicable.
(b) Non-skid footwear shall be provided to employees where slipping hazards exist. Disposable protective clothing shall be adequately sealed to the footwear to prevent contamination.
(c) Employees shall be provided with eye protection, gloves and hard hats, as required.
(4) Medical Monitoring. The employer shall provide employees engaged in asbestos projects with the medical monitoring specified by OSHA Asbestos Regulations at 29 CFR Part 1926.1101(m). Physical examinations shall be given by a board eligible/certified occupational health physician or by a licensed physician with known expertise in occupational health. Persons other than licensed physicians who administer the pulmonary function testing shall have completed a training course in spirometry sponsored by an appropriate academic or professional institution. Roentgenograms shall be interpreted and classified only by a B-reader.
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