RESOURCES

Providing OSHA compliant medical clearance and high quality respirator fit testing to ensure a safe and protective work environment for employees.

Regulations

OSHA Compliant Online Medical Clearance:

Standard 29CFR1910 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administion(OSHA) from the United States Department of Labor requires all employees who need respirators to be medically cleared. This is most applicable for employees who are required to wear disposable respirators(with N, R or P ratings), half masks, or full-face respirators.Look at your respirator or ask your supervisor what kind of respirator you will be wearing.

Our online questionnaire service is one of the most convenient and cost-efficient ways to acquire medical clearance under the OSHA standards. Compared to traditional ways to acquire this medical clearance, our services save on average $100-$350/per medical evaluation. Many do not need further evaluation by a physician or any other licensed health care professional.

Silica Standards:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires workplaces to enforce exposure limits for respirable crystalline silica. Under the new rule, the PEL (personal exposure limit) is now 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (μg/m3), averaged over an eight-hour day. OSHA requires action if the exposure is measured at 25 micrograms per cubic meter of air.

OSHA estimates that two million construction workers today are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in more than 600,000 workplaces nationwide – about 840,000 of those workers, OSHA estimates, are currently exposed to silica levels that exceed the new PEL of 50 μg/m3.

To prevent hazardous exposure to silica, the new rule outlines methods to control silica exposure, procedures for conducting medical exams for workers with high exposure, training obligations for workers about silica-related hazards, and record-keeping requirements related to crystalline silica quantities.

Our high quality equipment and efficient testing ensures to meet the new silica standard set by OSHA. Those who do not comply with the new OSHA standard will be subject to a maximum fine of $12,675 for serious or other-than-serious violations.