Respiratory Protection Program
The Respiratory Protection Program monitors compliance with AR 11-34, The Army Respiratory Protection Program, and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134, Respiratory Protection Standard. This program provides medical screening evaluations of Soldiers required to wear respirators. The Respiratory Protection Program conducts initial and annual respirator training and qualitative or quantitative respirator fit testing for military and DA Civilian personnel who require or voluntarily use a respirator.
The team assists units/sections in development of a standard operating procedure governing the use of respiratory protection, trains workers on proper use of respirators in both routine and emergency situations and conducts workplace assessments to determine/select appropriate respiratory protection for hazards in question. The team also performs air quality testing of breathing air compressors to insure supplied air meets minimum requirements for grade D breathing air.