Respiratory Protection


OSHA’s primary objective for Respiratory Protection is the prevention of atmospheric contamination. Accepted engineering control measures are to be used to accomplish this (for example, enclosure or confinement of the operation, general and local ventilation, and substitution of less toxic materials). When effective engineering controls are not feasible or sufficient, or while they are being instituted, OSHA requires that employees use appropriate respirators. When your employees need respirators to do their jobs, setting up an effective respirator safety program is essential. The Respiratory Protection regulation (29 CFR 1910.134) establishes uniform guidelines for protecting your workers when they must work in hazardous atmospheres.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Respiratory Protection training, the student will be familiar with:

  • Why the respirator is necessary
  • The type of respirator the trainee will be using
  • The respirator’s capabilities and limitations
  • Improper fit, usage, or maintenance can compromise the protective effect of the respirator
  • Inspecting, putting on and removing, use, and checking the seals of the respirator
  • Cleaning the respirators, how to have it repaired, and how to store it
  • How employees are to respond to emergencies that involve respirator use
  • How to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators
  • Reviewing the regulations

Additional Information

Course Length: 2 hrs

Course Required By: OSHA

CFR Reference: 29 CFR 1910.134

Written Exam: SMS Test and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining every year.

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