Respiratory Protection

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 1-2 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty–five (35) in the classroom session.

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates with the information needed to successfully wear respirators.
  • Provide delegates knowledge about the requirements of a respiratory protection program.
  • Address different types of respirators and their use.
  • Address inspection, maintenance, and storage requirements.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
Respiratory Protection

  • Regulations
  • Key Term
    • Immediate Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH)
  • Respiratory System
    • Diaphragm
    • Trachea
    • Bronchi
    • Alveoli
  • Health Effects of Respiratory Exposure
    • Acute vs. Chronic

Respiratory Protection

  • Common Effects from Respirator Use
  • Why Wear a Respirator?
  • Breathing Air Composition
  • Employee Control Measures
    • Engineering Controls
    • Administrative Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Respiratory Protection Program Requirements
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Types of Respirators
    • Air Purifying
    • Supplied Air
      • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
      • Atmospheric Supplied Air
      • Cascade Systems
      • Escape Packs
  • Fit Testing
    • Quantitative
    • Qualitative
    • Medical Requirements
  • Respirator Usage
  • Respirator Inspection
  • Proper Donning/Doffing
  • Respirator Maintenance
  • Respirator Storage

Practical Session
While there is no practical session for this course, employers commonly include a Respirator Fit or Pulmonary Function test as a preparatory step prior to deployment of a worker.

Training Center Provided Material

  • None

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134

  • Course ID #: MA074


May 24 2024


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