An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death. Compliance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually. This course introduces the student to OSHA requirements and effective respiratory program management.
|Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
|Describe the various types of airborne hazards requiring the use of respiratory protection.
|Describe methods to evaluate and control employee exposure to respiratory hazards.
|Identify the basic types of masks, air-purifying respirators, and atmosphere-supplying respirators.
|List and discuss the primary elements of an effective Respiratory Protection Program (RPP).
|Describe medical evaluation and fit testing requirements under the RPP.
|Describe respirator inspection and training requirements for respirator users.