Project T.E.A.C.H. (Training Employees About Compliance and Hazards) has been helping companies in chemical, construction, manufacturing and service industries since 1985. Frances Burrows, RN, M Ed., COHN-S, and President, founded Project T.E.A.C.H., Inc. after writing one of the first Right-To-Know Programs as her Master's thesis at Kent State University. This Right-To-Know Program remains in the Library of Congress today.

Our staff has hands-on experience in the chemical, construction, manufacturing and service industries. We have developed a network of experts in various fields who assist in program development and product improvement.

We understand the problems you face when trying to comply with OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations.

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Our goal is to provide the most complete, comprehensive and helpful OSHA, EPA and DOT compliance training available anywhere. Project T.E.A.C.H., Inc. can provide customized, site-specific training programs that target your business, your job site and your employees' special needs.

Training with Project T.E.A.C.H., Inc. is easy. We provide training onsite and online. Training programs are updated when a regulation changes or new standards are added, to assure you of completeness. Authorized OSHA Instructors help students with questions and track student progress. We maintain all training records. Once you partner with Project T.E.A.C.H., Inc., you will never have to worry about compliance training again.

We look forward to serving your training needs.


Frances Burrows M.Ed.,RN,COHN-S an Authorized OSHA Instructor at Project T.E.A.C.H. at 216-382-5875 for your compliance needs.
NIOSH Conformity Assessment Interpretation Notice
Subject: NIOSH Respirator Approval Programs updated position regarding facial hair and the selection and use of respiratory protective devices
Revised  Supersedes the August 2018 version and the October 2, 2006 Letter to All Respirator Manufacturers
NIOSH CA 2018-1005R1.0
November 2018
NIOSH published this notice to clarify the October 2, 2006 NIOSH Letter to all Manufacturers titled: NIOSH Policy for Respirator Sealing Surfaces and Facial Hair. This revised notice clarifies the NIOSH definition of respirator sealing surfaces, including the primary seal, and facial stubble. This revised notice supersedes the October 2, 2006 letter and the August 2018 version of NIOSH CA 2018-1005.
Specific to the evaluations completed as part of the NIOSH Respirator Approval Program, and testing to assess the fit characteristics of all respirator designs, NIOSH test subjects are required to be clean- shaven in order to participate on the test panel selected.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Respiratory Protection Standard 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.134 paragraph (g)(1)(i) states, The employer shall not permit respirators with tight-fitting facepieces to be worn by employees who have: (A) Facial hair that comes between the sealing surface of the facepiece and the face or that interferes with valve function; or (B) Any condition that interferes with the face-to-facepiece seal or valve function.