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Amendments to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 for Maine Public Sector

Maine has adopted the 1998 Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134) with the following four amendments (amendments are written in italics):


1. (e)(7)(v)

Periodic medical evaluations, will be conducted as follows: The medical evaluation will include questions 1 - 15, Part A section II. . Any "yes" answers to these questions require a medical follow-up. Part "B" of the medical questionnaire is optional at the discretion of the PLHCP.

(PLHCP=Physician or Other Licensed Health Care Professional)

2. (e)(7)(vi)

Periodic medical evaluation shall be administered according to the following schedule:

Employees: up through 35 years of age - at least every 5 years

36 to 40 years of age - at least every 2 years

Over 40 years old - at least annually

3. (e)(7)(vii)

The employer, at the written request of the employee, shall forward a copy of the written recommendation of the PLHCP to another employer. Employers are NOT required to accept the transfer medical evaluation.

4. (h)(2)(ii)(B)

Stored in compartments or in covers that are clearly marked as containing emergency respirators; if the respiratory protection program indicates the location of the respirators in or on emergency vehicles, the compartments do not need to be identified, and