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Respirators (CHEM)

Respirators: Activities shall only use respirators that are currently approved by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The specific respirator type is selected based on the hazard presented by the material and the use. Selection of respirators will be made in accordance with the guidance provided by the Industrial Hygiene Survey, available to the Respiratory Protection Program Manager (RPPM). Detailed guidance regarding respiratory protection is given by OPNAVINST 5100.19 series Chapter B6.
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