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.
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
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