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Respiratory protection in the workplace is essential for safeguarding employee health, wellness, and safety. Yet, respiratory violations are among the top ten most frequently cited standards according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. To combat this issue and keep employees safe, many organizations are implementing comprehensive respiratory protection programs. In this article, we will delve into some strategies for implementing effective programs in response to respiratory hazards. This will include an overview of hazards in the workplace and the toll they can take on employees, as well as a comprehensive discussion about implementing and monitoring effective respiratory programs. An effective respiratory protection program isn’t just a compliance checkbox; it’s a lifeline for workers. Understanding Respiratory Hazards The first step to creating an effective program is to understand the various respiratory challenges that employees may face on the job. Some of the common respiratory hazards in multiple sectors include: Dust
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