OSHA 29CFR 1910.134 - Respiratory Protection Training Certification
- OSHA states that employers are required to provide respiratory protection training to workers who wear respirators on the job, at least every 12 months.
- This annual retraining will refresh your memory on the information and skills you need to use a respirator correctly.
- It gives you a chance to practice with a respirator and to ask questions and discuss worksite-specific respirator use with your instructor.
- A respirator can't protect you if you don't know how to use it properly.
- Why you need to use the respirator, what the respirator can and cannot do to protect you
- How to properly inspect, put on and take off, and use your respirator
- How to check the seal of your respirator (also called a "user seal check")
- How to use the respirator effectively in emergency situations
- How to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent you from using a respirator
- How improper fit, usage, or maintenance can reduce your respirator's ability to protect you
- Procedures for selecting respirators
- Medical evaluations
- Fit-testing procedures
- What the procedures are for cleaning, disinfecting, storing, inspecting,and maintaining respirators
- General use of filtering facepiece respirators (disposable), Air Purifying Respirators (APR), Supplied Air Respirators (SAR), Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and their Assigned Protection Factors
COST: $90/person, minimum of 8. Less than 8, $1200/day. Certificate upon completion. Optional Qualitative Fit Testing available (1 hour). Call for details and price.