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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br /> <br />PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND <br />OPS-33 <br />AIR PURIFYING RESPIRATORS <br />DATE DATE REVISE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE DATE MET <br />1 of 12 <br />02-13-06 07-03-09 YES <br />02-06-06 <br /> <br /> <br />I. POLICY <br /> <br />It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department to provide those employees <br />who may be responding to incidents involving hazardous materials or incidents of <br />WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) and who could be exposed to <br />atmospheric contamination be provided with the appropriate Personal Protective <br />Equipment (PPE) to include Air Purifying Respirators. The Department of Safety <br />and Health Administration has created the Occupational Safety and Health <br />Standards that employers must comply with when providing employees with <br />PPE. It is the goal of the Surprise Police Department to comply with all <br />applicable OSHA standards to ensure the health and safety of its employees. <br /> <br />II. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />A. APR - Air Purifying Respirator. <br />B. CBRNE - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive. <br />C. PPE- Personal Protective Equipment, such as rubber gloves, chemical <br />tape, tybex coveralls, aprons, or gas masks <br /> D. S.C.B.A. – Self Contained Breathing Apparatus <br />E. NIOSH - National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health <br />F. ANSI - American National Standards Institute <br />G. HCP – Health Care Provider <br />H. WMD - Weapon of Mass Destruction <br />I. IDLH - Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health <br />J. OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration <br />K. RPPA - Respirator Protection Program Administrator- Designee appointed <br />. <br />by the Chief of Police or designee to oversee the PPE Program <br /> <br />III. PROCEDURE <br /> <br />A. Application - OSHA requires certain employers to develop and implement <br />a written Respirator Protection Program with required worksite-specific <br />procedures and elements for required respirator use. In any workplace <br />where respirators are necessary to protect the health of the employee or <br />whenever respirators are required by the employer, OSHA requires the <br />employer to establish and implement this required Respirator Protection <br />Program. The program will be updated as necessary to reflect those <br />changes in workplace conditions that affect respirator use. <br />B. Respirator Protection Program - The employee appointed will be qualified <br />through appropriate training and/or experience that is commensurate with <br /> <br />