Respiratory Protection

Requirements to Host Class: Classroom with tables and AV equipment

Participant Requirements: No requirements

This training class is an overview of the general elements of an effective respiratory protection program to include the methods of selection, use, care, proper fit and medical clearance of respirators in the workplace.

 

This class meets OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards.

Course Topics

  • Why you need to use the respirator;

  • What the respirator can and cannot do to protect you;

  • How to properly inspect, put on and take off, and use your respirator;

  • How to check the seal of your respirator (also called a "user seal check");

  • How to use the respirator effectively in emergency situations, including situations in which the respirator doesn't work properly;

  • How to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent you from using a respirator;

  • How improper fit, usage, or maintenance can reduce your respirator's ability to protect you;

  • What the procedures are for maintenance and storage of the respirator; and

  • What the requirements are for federal OSHA's or your State OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standards.