Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 07:52:06 -0400
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From: Ralph Stuart <esf**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Re: Chemical lists for schools

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	Subject: 	Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical lists for schools
	Date: 	October 3, 2006 3:00:02 PM EDT

OSHA's definition of the N-95  (and other masks) is a "continuous  
filter respirator."  And they come under 1910.134 just like any other  
respirator.  You can't do this without certification, fit testing,  
training, and a written program.  Or you can do extensive air  
sampling to prove the masks are not really needed and do the  
volunteer program outlined in the Appendix to .134.

But whatever precautions OSHA deems needed to protect healthy adult  
workers, liability dictates that you meet and exceed them for  
nonworkers, students, volunteers, etc.

Gloves also require formal training under 1910.132.  So you should  
have a glove permeability chart and show students how to use it,  
discuss rubber allergies, and teach them all of the other stuff  
required in a proper training.

Monona Rossol

But requiring gloves and N-95's  isn't out of the question

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