Respirator Training for Users
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM - Training
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM - Fit Testing (optional)
OSHA mandates that annual training is provided to individuals who are required to wear a respirator for their job. These individuals must also annually pass a fit-test with the respirator that they are wearing. This session is intended to help employers meet this mandatory training requirement. Exception: If you are using filtering face piece respirators in a non-mandatory application, OSHA does NOT require training or fit-testing. Other requirements for voluntary respirator use must be met in this situation.
This session will be conducted in accordance with the specifications of the OSHA rule. Users will be trained in accordance with the respiratory protection standard.
Benefits of attending:
- Learn why the respirator is necessary and how improper fit, usage, or maintenance can compromise the protective effect of the respirator;
Discover what the limitations and capabilities of the respirator are;
Understand how to use the respirator effectively in emergency situations, including situations in which the respirator malfunctions;
Learn how to inspect, put on and remove, use, and check the seals of the respirator;
Understand the procedures for maintenance and storage of the respirator;
Learn how to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent the effective use of respirators; and protection.
Participants will have the opportunity to problem solve and identify issues with respirators. Attendees will be provided with an appreciation and understanding of the importance of proper respiratory
This program will focus on negative pressure respirators such as those depicted below:
In addition to the required training, required qualitative fit-testing can be provided following the training. Fit-testing will only be performed if previous arrangements have been made. Individuals being fit-tested must provide evidence of medical clearance and bring their respirator. Qualitative fit testing of full-face respirators will be cleared for a protection factor (PF) of 10, not 50, using this method. Quantitative Fit Testing can be completed for a full-face respirator at an additional cost and upon advanced notice. Call Kevin at the Chapter office for more information on this option.
Respirator users are encouraged to bring their respirator to the class.
Who should attend:
Anyone who uses a respirator at your company (including a simple filtering-facepiece dust mask in a non-voluntary application).
Supervisors and managers of those individuals who use respirators will find this program to be helpful in providing oversight to those who are required to use respiratory protection.
Preferred registration date: May 2, 2017
This program will be presented by High Environmental Health and Safety Consulting Ltd., an affiliate of High Real Estate Group. High EH&S provides Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Air Quality Consulting Services for clients in the mid-Atlantic states. This group of consultants and trainers are educated, experienced and certified professionals in safety, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality and risk management.
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