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In order for respirators to provide effective protection they must be properly selected, used, and maintained as part of a written program, which describes how employers will provide employees adequate medical evaluations, training, and fit testing. This packet of informational documents, templates, and regulations contains all the necessary tools medical administrators need to develop an effective respiratory protection program.

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This document presents the symptoms of asthma and the possible means of dealing with it in order to provide information for workers who have developed respiratory problems due to their work environment. The brief includes the most common causes of work-related asthma, typically exposure to a group of chemicals called isocyanates, as well as listing jobs in which exposure to such negative chemicals often occurs. Also included are resources and guides for clinics to aid both the patient and the doctor in handling the effects of chemical exposure.

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This fact sheet aims to educate employers and workers about the West Nile virus and to offer ways to reduce the risks of infection. It includes information concerning the ways the virus spreads (particularly through mosquitoes), signs and symptoms of infection, the risks it presents to outdoor workers especially, and specific protective measures which employers and workers can adopt to avoid the illness.

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This informational booklet provides a general overview of equipment management in light of OSHA standards for personal protection. This guide will help both employers and employees do the following: Understand the types of PPE (personal protective equpiment), know the basics of conducting a "hazard assessment" of the workplace, select appropriate PPE for a variety of circumstances, and understand what kind of training is needed in the proper use and care of PPE.

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This OSHA special bulletin defines and provides health hazard information on Fluorocarbon 113 which is generally used as a refrigerant, a dry cleaning solvent and an intermediate. After recording several instances of sudden death to to cardiac arrhythmia in the presence of Florocarbon 113, this document provides the necessary information for employers and administrators to implement for their workers' protection.

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OSHA developed standards and methods for employers to protect their workers from asbestos exposure. This document details the dangers of asbestos to workers and includes the saftey requirements employers must adopt for their protection. The circumstances that this document covers include: removing asbestos-containing material, demolishing or salvaging asbestos-containing structures, installing asbestos-containing products, cleaning up asbestos spills, and handling asbestos materials on a construction site.