It is well known that the Respiratory Protection Standard is in the top five most frequently cited OSHA violations. Furthermore, according to recent year statistics it is noted that more than 1.2 millions penalties were assessed about the respiratory protection standard violation. Therefore, OSHA standard requires that where respirators are necessary to protect the health of the employee, the employer shall implement a respiratory protection program. In this regard, earning and remembering the knowledge and skills need to use respirator correctly will help ensure that your respirator protects your employees.
This course is designed to help protect employees from the effects of airborne hazardous substances in the workplace and will teach employees to identify the hazards of airborne contaminants; identify and use appropriate respiratory protection; recognize the limitations and capabilities of respirators in our workplace; and inspect, maintain, and store respirators.
Methodology / Special Feature
Class room: The training will enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in class room with introduction of terminologies Program, Quiz and Assessment.
Hands-on (Working Knowledge): The hands on training will enable participants to gain working knowledge of cleaning, inspection, fit checks and etc.
Importance of Respiratory Protection Training?
Why and when employees need it?
Understand RPE types, RPE filters and breathing apparatus
Selecting RPE that is adequate and suitable
Using and maintain RPE
Procedure to ensure proper protection is in place and implemented
An effective respiratory program
Medical evaluations and monitoring work areas
What equipment and air quality standards apply?
Handing out training related documents
Module 1: Introduction to Respiratory Protection
Importance of RP
Module 2: Respiratory Protection Employer Roles
Module 3: RPE Explained
What is Respirator
Why and when employees need respirator
Module 4: What the Law Says
Deciding how to use RPE
Consulting employees and safety representatives
Specific requirements for RPE use
Accidents involving RPE
Module 5: Procedure to Ensure Proper Protection
Developing an effective Respiratory Protection Program
How do you choose the correct respirator
Specific Respirators Uses
Who needs to be trained?
How to ensure respirators fir properly?
Inspections and taking care of respirators
Medical Evaluation and monitoring work areas
Module 6: Selecting RPE that Is Adequate and Suitable
Selecting adequate RPE against the Hazard
Identifying the exposure hazard
Forms of substances
Matching filters to match substance and its form
Deciding on the protection factor
Selecting RPE suited to the wearer, task and environment
Carrying out a fit test
Module 7: Using RPE
How to manage and supervise RPE
Fit testing of Equipments
Awareness of Designated Areas
Dos and Don’ts
Module 8: Maintaining RPE
Training Summary – Final Notes
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