Kevin Gebing is the safety
coordinator for NIBCO’s Greensboro,
Ga. facility. In his 28-year
career, Gebing has held safety management positions in both the manufacturing
and construction industries and has served as an independent safety consultant.
You can reach him at
firstname.lastname@example.org. An extended version of this article is available in the Safety Resources
section of the American Supply Association website at www.asa.net.
The first step in the process of developing a RPP is to conduct an industrial
hygiene audit of the workplace to assess the presence of any atmospheric contaminants.
Respiratory hazards can take the form of harmful dust, fogs, fumes, mists,
gases, smoke, sprays or vapors.