Our MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) has a built in Respirator Usage Tracking system in its Resource Management program. This program enforces your company’s respirator safety and maintenance guidelines and provides complete traceability of every action taken.
Enforces OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134
Prompts operator to use a respirator when required
Identifies specific respirator in use via bar code
Records amount of time respirator is used and calculates when maintenance is required
Prompts when maintenance is required and prevents the use of an overdue unit
Tracks maintenance history for each respirator
If an activity is flagged as requiring a respirator, the system requires operators to scan a respirator prior to allowing them to begin. The system checks the activity log for each respirator, prompting when maintenance (such as a filter change) is needed.
The system records each transaction, tracking how many hours each respirator has been in use.
Once a respirator has hit the maximum number of usage hours allowed, it is flagged for maintenance and no longer available for use.