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Cal/OSHA Healthcare Respiratory Protection

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Title 8 CCR, Section 5144 & 5199 Online Training & Certification Course

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In this course, we will explore how to develop and implement an effective respiratory program that complies with California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) standards. This course presents an overview of the requirements for providing respiratory protection for workers who perform healthcare services for humans and animals or who work in an industry that comes in contact with the byproducts of human and animal healthcare.

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What are the governing regulations?
This online course satisfies the training requirements for the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 5144 & 5199 Respiratory Protection Safety Standard.

Who must take this training?
Workers who are employed in healthcare facilities and other settings in which airborne chemicals and airborne byproducts of humans and animals are present face a higher risk of respiratory illness than the general public. Hospitals and other human and animal healthcare facilities that employ these workers are morally and legally obligated to provide protection from respiratory hazards.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: Although the best approach to controlling a respiratory hazard is to remove its source from the premises of a healthcare facility. In the case of many healthcare facilities, the very patients requiring care bring the respiratory hazard in the form airborne transmissible diseases ATDs into the facility when they come for treatment. Airborne isolation rooms are one of the engineering controls that a facility may use to treat patients with ATDs in order to protect workers and other patients. The use of an isolation room comes with its own sets of challenges. In one case, a patient who was suffering with severe chickenpox that had a rare genotype was treated in a negative-pressure isolation room. (A negative-pressure room is equipped with a ventilation system that forces air into the isolation room but does not allow air to escape from the room.) All of the nurses who treated this patient were immune to chickenpox, however, a male nurse who was not immune to chickenpox handed equipment through the doorway of the isolation room several times. Ten days later, the male nurse developed chickenpox that matched the virus sequence of the patient's chickenpox.

Key Takeaway: This case study reiterates the point that whenever possible the best strategy is to eliminate exposure to respiratory hazards in the first place. When that is not possible, it is important to follow the strictest guidelines for the operation of exposure control devices.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to the Cal/OSHA Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers Training Course
    • Overview of Standards for Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers
    • Key Terms
  • Respiratory Hazards and Their Sources in Healthcare Settings
    • Chemical Hazards in Healthcare Settings
    • Aerosol Transmissible Diseases
    • Diseases and Pathogens That Require Airborne Infection Isolation
    • Pathogens That Require Droplet Precaution
    • Zoonotic Aerosol Transmissible Diseases
  • Applicable Standards
    • Cal/OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard
    • When Is a Facility Required to Comply with the Respiratory Protection Standard?
    • Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard
    • Comparison and Management of the Requirements for Both Standards
    • Human Healthcare and Related Facilities That Are Subject to the ATD Standards
    • Animal Healthcare and Related Facilities That Are Subject to the ATD Standards
  • Elimination, Reduction, and Control of Respiratory Hazards in Healthcare Settings
    • Elimination and Reduction of Respiratory Hazards
    • Methods to Eliminate or Reduce Chemical Respiratory Hazards
    • Requirements for Controlling the Exposure to ATD Pathogens
    • Methods to Control the Exposure to ATD Pathogens
    • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Prevent Exposure
    • Fit Testing of Respirators
    • Different Types of Respirators
    • Air-Purifying Respirators
    • Classes of NIOSH-Approved Respirator Filters
    • Air-Supplying Respirators
    • Respirator Selection for Workers
  • Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of a Respiratory Protection Program
    • Required Actions for Compliance
    • Step 1 - Assign a Specific Person to Be the Administrator
    • Step 2 - Perform a Respiratory Hazard Evaluation of the Healthcare Facility
    • Seek the Help of Outside Experts
    • Methods Used to Evaluate Respiratory Hazards
    • Changes at Facility That Require Reevaluation of Respiratory Hazards
    • Scheduled Program Evaluations Versus Reevaluation of Hazard Levels
    • Step 3 - Eliminate or Reduce the Need for Respiratory Protection in the Workplace
    • Step 4 - Become Knowledgeable About Respiratory Protection and Its Use
    • Step 5 - Develop and Implement a Written Plan
    • Step 6 - Establish a Training Program
    • Step 7 - Conduct an Ongoing Evaluation of the Program
    • Respiratory Protection Program Evaluation Process
    • Evaluation Checklist
    • Step 8 - Maintain Records
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Cal/OSHA Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Government agencies, such as Cal/OSHA and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), that oversee the protection of healthcare workers require that healthcare facilities implement a respiratory protection program. Employers in facilities or operations in which workers are exposed to respiratory hazards must comply with these regulations by developing and implementing a respiratory protection program.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a Cal/OSHA Regulations Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Safety Training printable certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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