OSHA / General Industry
OSHA air quality standards need to be met for any industry using compressed breathing air, for the safety of the employees. The AirCheck✓Kit™ helps you comply with the 1st item of OSHA’s 14-point Checklist for Breathing Air Quality and Use.
We can test the compressed air quality of your air supply to assure that it meets Grade D breathing air requirements. Since OSHA doesn’t state what frequency you need to test or even how many locations need to be tested, our team of experts can provide assistance in setting up your monitoring program.
Easy Compliance with the #1 item on OSHA’s Checklist
Compressed air is used in a variety of industries including welding, sandblasting, spray painting, chemical spill cleaning and more. Some examples of when to use compressed breathing air may include:
- If your employees work in situations where the level of oxygen is insufficient, or potentially insufficient.
- If your employees are potentially exposed to harmful levels of hazardous gases or vapors.
- If your employees are exposed to other potential respiratory hazards, such as dust, mists, fumes, sprays, and other airborne particles.
The 14-point Checklist and other useful OSHA documents are available in our Standards & Specifications section.
Since every customer has unique compressed air testing requirements, we will work with you to package an AirCheck✓Kit™ to meet your specific needs.
OSHA / General Industry Compressed Air & Gas Testing Specifications
Trace Analytics, LLC can test to a wide variety of specifications. Some example specs commonly used in OSHA / General Industry are shown below:
SCBA Use - Selected Air Quality Specifications
|Air Quality Specification||THC||CO||CH4||CO2||H2O||DP, °F||O2||N2||OIL||ODOR|
|CGA Grade D (G-7.1-2011)||N/A||10||N/A||1000||67||-50||19.5-23.5||N/A||5||None/Slight|
|CGA Grade L (G-7.1-2011) (SCBA)||N/A||10||N/A||1000||24||-65||19.5-23.5||N/A||5||None/Slight|
|NFPA 1989-2013 (N)||25 (T)||5||N/A||1000||24||-65||19.5-23.5||75.0-81.0||2||Not Pronounced|
|OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection - 2004 Cylinder (Y)||N/A||10||N/A||1000||67||-50||19.5-23.5||N/A||5||None/Slight|
|OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection - 2004 SCBA (S)||N/A||10||N/A||1000||67||-50||19.5-23.5||N/A||5||None/Slight|
Airline Respirators - Selected Air Quality Specifications
|Air Quality Specification||THC||CO||CH4||CO2||H2O||DP, °F||O2||N2||OIL||ODOR||Other|
|CGA G-7-2011 Grade D (1)||N/A||10||N/A||1000||N/A||N/A||19.5-23.5||N/A||5||None/Slight||N/A|
|CGA G-7-2011 Grade D (2)||N/A||10||N/A||1000||N/A||N/A||19.5-23.5||N/A||5||None/Slight||N/A|
|CGA G-7.1-2011 Grades D & E (2)||25||10||N/A||1000||N/A||N/A||20-22||N/A||5||None/Slight||N/A|
|CSA Z180.1-2013 (<15 psig)(N)||N/A||5||10||600||N/A||N/A||20-22||N/A||1||None/Slight||Halogenated Hydrocarbons, ppmv|
|CSA Z180.1-2013 (15-2216 psig)(L)||N/A||5||10||600||N/A||N/A||20-22||N/A||1||None/Slight||Halogenated Hydrocarbons, ppmv||Pressure Dewpoint, °C|
|5||Subtract 5°C from Lowest Temp; Use -5°C as Default|
|OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection-2004 Compressor (O)||N/A||10||N/A||1000||(O)||(O)||19.5-23.5||N/A||5||None/Slight||N/A|