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                       SAFE USE OF RESPIRATOR AND RESPIRATOR PROGRAM

                              FOR THE DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES

                                               VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE

                                                       OCTOBER 1992

 

1. S.C.B.A. (Self-contained Breathing Apparatus) shall be provided by the employer for the workers.

 

2. The employee must be in good health and physically able to perform the work necessary.

 

3. The employee shall use the S.C.B.A. when needed.

 

4. The S.C.B.A. will be stored in the office of the W.W.T.P. and taken to the job site.

 

5. The Supt., Assistant Supt., or the person in charge at the time of needed use will be in charge.

 

6. The training will be covered by the Supt. or Assistant Supt. and or outside qualified people.

 

7. Disciplinary action will be handled by the Village Council.

 

8. The S.C.B.A. #'s  A. Scot Aviation No. 13E-08, one half hr. and a Bio. Marine Bio.-pack 45 No. TC-13F-27, 40 Min.

 

9. Standby people will be present whenever the S.C.B.A is in use (Covered in confined space entry program)

 

Proper use of equipment will be covered in the monthly meetings.

 

Monthly checks on respirators:   

Face piece Assembly

Regulator Assembly

Cylinder and Valve Assembly

Back Frame and Harness Assembly

Air Lines

Date of last Cylinder Test

Make sure the Cylinder is full

If the S.C.B.A. has not been used clean it.  It should be cleaned

after every time it is used.

 

In an emergency operation use the respirator as any other time.

 

If the regulator stops working:  Open the by-pass (read knob) counterclockwise and adjust the air flow to sufficiently supply the requirements of the user, and exit the space as quickly as possible.

 

Be sure and use common sense.