Duration: 45 Minutes
Upon purchase, you receive access to this course for 30 days.
Respiratory Protection and Safety provides employees with this important information and help facilities in complying with requirements of the OSHA Respiratory Standard. Each year, tens of thousands of U.S. workers are exposed to harmful airborne contaminants. These noxious gases, dusts, vapors and biological pathogens can cause lung damage, cancer and other serious illnesses. Some can quickly cause loss of consciousness and even death, often without warning. To avoid these hazards, workers need to understand the risks associated with airborne contaminants as well as the government regulations and safe work practices that can protect them. They also need to be familiar with various types of respirators, understand how they work, and know how to use them. Areas included in the program include the need for a Respiratory Protection Program, respiratory basics and disposable masks, air-purifying respirators and filter types, atmosphere-supplying respirators including SARs and SCBAs, fit testing a respirator, wearing a respirator, maintaining a respirator and more.
This program is one of the most effective and efficient ways to get employees the training that they need.
This course presents fundamental information on respiratory protection and safety. Upon completing the course, employees should:
- Understand the various types of respiratory hazards that can be encountered in the workplace.
- Understand the purpose and content of a Respiratory Protection Program.
- Know the basic types of respirators and how they work.
- Know safe work practices that they can follow to avoid respiratory hazards on the job.
1910 Subpart B - Adoption and Extension of Established Federal Standards; 1910.19 - Special provisions for air contaminants.; 1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment, 1910.134 - Respiratory protection.