Respiratory protection programs all share one fundamental goal: to protect workers from harmful atmospheres as part of a hierarchy of controls within their workplace. But attaining that goal involves a lot of steps. For instance, there are federal regulations, and often additional state and industry standards, that you have to be in compliance with. There are various types of respirators for different industries and situations. And it’s also important to understand the need for respirators, how they work, and what their limitations are.

There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), but how do you know which one is best suited for your unique environment and your workers’ needs? That’s where this e-book comes in. We’ll walk you through how to pick the right SCBA, and provide you with a starting point for comparing different options, since there’s no “one size fits all” choice.

This e-book will also help guide you through a look at the seven key elements of a sound respiratory protection program. We’ll examine OSHA’s latest respiratory fit testing protocols. And this e-book also includes a seven-step illustrated guide to donning a half-mask respirator.