Respiratory ailments remain a leading source of employee absence and workers compensation claims. In fact, over 60,000 workers become ill each year due to acute exposure to airborne contaminants. Breathe some fresh air into your respiratory program with this handy guide for employees. It addresses the OSHA standard and shows workers how to select, care for, and maintain required respiratory equipment. Includes an overview of OSHA respiratory standard; respirator selection; brief history of respirators; use of respirators; care and maintenance; and glossary.