Workers who are exposed to dust and other contaminants are at risk of developing respiratory related diseases. This course will provide information that will enable employees to understand and prevent the hazards associated with dust, fumes, mists, and oxygen deficient and enriched atmospheres. Students will learn the types, proper selection, limitations, intended use, inspection, cleaning and storage of respirators. Participants will also learn about the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. Attendees will be presented with the elements to create a required OSHA respiratory plan.

Note: If this class is given in conjunction with Respirator Fit Testing (to be done annually) each participant must have an approved Medical Evaluation Questionnaire or other proof of medical clearance to wear a respirator before fit testing certification.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Specify the requirements of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard
  • List the components of a respiratory protection program
  • Identify how to detect airborne contaminants in the workplace, assess their dangers and to protect against them
  • Describe the use and function of different respirators
  • Identify and select appropriate respiratory protection equipment
  • Inspect and maintain respiratory equipment

Topics Include

  • OSHA Standard 29CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection
  • The requirements needed to develop a written respiratory plan
  • Respiratory hazards in the workplace
  • Types of respirators and cartridges
  • Anatomy /physiology of the respiratory system
  • Proper methods of inspecting, cleaning, and storage of respirators

Online Course

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Open Enrollment Location and Hours:

Class Hours:

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Class Location:

5 Dan Rd. Canton, MA 02021 (directions)