This Course covers the requirements for establishing, maintaining, and monitoring a respirator program. Course highlights include workshop on Quantitative Fit test (QNFT) or Qualitative fit testing (QLFT).

Several types of occupational diseases can be caused by breathing contaminated or oxygen deficient air in the workplace. In order to control or eliminate breathing hazards, OSHA has adopted respiratory protection regulations for any General industry workplace except agriculture, and for specific air contaminants. OSHA estimates that its respiratory regulation could save as many as 900 lives and prevent more than 4,000 injuries and illnesses every year.

Course topics:

  • Terminology
  • 29 CFR 1910.134
  • OSHA and ANSI Standards
  • NIOSH Certifications
  • Medical evaluation recommendations
  • Air contaminants
  • Program administration
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Air quality
  • Limitations and capabilities of the respirator.
  • Selection and Storage
  • SCBAs
  • Inspections
  • Other Regulations

Target Audience: This program is for any person who is required to use respirators in the workplace.

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:25

Pre Requisites: Employer Respiratory Protection Program.

Frequency: Annually and more often if necessary.

Length: 2-4 hours