New Jersey Administrative Code
Section 12:100-10.10 - Respiratory protection devices

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 12:100-10.10

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 42, September 18, 2023

(a) The employer shall ensure that respirators are provided to, and used by firefighters, and that the respirators meet the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.134 and this section.

(b) Approved self-contained breathing apparatus with a full-facepiece, or with approved helmet or hood configuration, shall be provided to, and worn by, firefighters as follows:

1. While engaged in interior structural firefighting;

2. While working in confined spaces where toxic products of combustion or an oxygen deficiency may be present;

3. During emergency situations involving toxic substances; and

4. During all phases of firefighting and overhaul.

(c) The employer shall assure that:

1. Respirators ordered or purchased after January 4, 1993 shall be at least equivalent to NFPA 1981-1987, Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire Fighters, incorporated herein by reference; and

2. All firefighters shall wear respirators complying with this subchapter except that existing respirators meeting the previous OSHA standards that are superseded by this subchapter may continue to be worn until such time as the respirator becomes unserviceable.

(d) The employer shall establish and maintain a respiratory protection program, which includes the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.134, Respiratory Protection, with amendments published in the Federal Registry through April 23, 1998 and any subsequent amendments thereto, are incorporated and adopted herein by reference as standards applicable to firefighters for respiratory protection.

(e) Existing respirators meeting the previous OSHA standards that are superseded by this subchapter:

1. May be used with approved cylinders from other approved self-contained breathing apparatus provided that such cylinders are of the same capacity and pressure rating. All compressed air cylinders used with self-contained breathing apparatus shall meet the United States Department of Transportation ( 49 CFR Parts 100 through 199 ) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ( 42 CFR Part 84 ) criteria.

2. Can be switched from a demand to a positive pressure mode. However, such apparatus shall be in the positive pressure mode when firefighters are performing interior structural firefighting operations or overhaul.

Amended by R.1995 d.43, effective 1/17/1995.
See: 26 New Jersey Register 4313(a), 27 New Jersey Register 373(b).
Amended by R.1998 d.574, effective 12/7/1998.
See: 30 New Jersey Register 3368(a), 30 New Jersey Register 4240(b).
Rewrote the section.
Amended by R.2004 d.183, effective 5/3/2004.
See: 36 New Jersey Register 150(a), 36 New Jersey Register 2244(a).
Rewrote (d); in (e)1, rewrote the second sentence.

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