Presentation Title
Developing and Implementing a Respiratory Protection Program
About the Presentation

This session offers a brief, step-by-step overview of the requirements for establishing, implementing, and maintaining a respiratory protection program. Topics will include OSHA requirements, medical evaluation, and considerations for respirator selection. Special consideration will be given to the new Silica in Construction rule. Attendees will be connected with resources that can help them establish a respiratory protection program for their facility.

The Presenters
Jessica Hauge, CIH, CSP, Technical Service Engineer, 3M
Presenter Biography

Jessica Hauge, CIH, CSP, MPH, is a Technical Service Engineer for 3M’s Personal Safety Division, where she helps design respirators, conducts respirator-related research, and provides technical support and training to respirator wearers, assigners, and fit testers.  Prior to joining 3M’s Personal Safety Division, Ms. Hauge worked as an industrial hygienist with 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene, managing projects related to conducting hazard evaluations, field exposure assessments, hazard characterization, and PPE assignment and fit testing. Ms. Hauge currently serves as Secretary of the International Society for Respiratory Protection and recently completed her term as chair of the AIHA Respiratory Protection Committee.

Judi Coyne, MBA, MA, Health Commuication Specialist, NIOSH  
Presenter Biography

Judi Coyne, MBA, MA is a Health Communication Specialist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL).  NPPTL is the NIOSH laboratory responsible for testing and certifying all respirators used in the workplace.  They also conduct research on various types of personal protective equipment, and produce guidance documents.  Judi holds an MBA as well as an MA in Communication, both from Duquesne University.