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This online course satisfies the training requirements for the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 5144 Respiratory Protection Safety Standard.
Who must take this course?
If a worksite contains atmospheric hazards, the employer must implement practices to keep workers safe. The first line of defense against respiratory hazards is to eliminate or contain them. If possible, the hazardous material should be substituted with one that does not present a hazard. Many times, though, the materials used cannot be replaced. If so, engineering controls, such as ventilation or hood vents, can remove hazardous substances from the area. Administrative controls can also limit employee exposure to hazards by scheduling shifts so that no one is exposed for too long. If these methods are not enough to limit employee exposure to an atmospheric hazard, the employees must use respirators. Employers who require their employees to use respirators must create a written respiratory protection program.
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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a Cal/OSHA Regulations Respiratory Protection Safety Training printable certificate and wallet card.
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.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Cal/OSHA Respiratory Protection Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.
Respiratory hazards can be present in a wide variety of industries and jobs and have the potential to be life-threatening. Respiratory hazards range from asthma-inducing dusts to lethally poisonous gases. Some cannot be seen or smelled. Despite this risk, most deaths and illnesses due to respiratory hazards are preventable. If workers are aware of the dangers and safety measures, they can vastly reduce their risk for overexposure. Furthermore, following proper protocol if overexposure does happen can greatly improve the chances of mitigating the effects. This course provides information specific to the California standards regarding respiratory protection.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Respiratory Safety Training
- Key Terms
- Respiratory Hazards
- Affected Industries
- Lung Diseases
- Applicable Regulations
- Respiratory Protection Program
- The Respiratory Protection Program
- Program Evaluation
- Voluntary Respirator Use
- Respirator Selection
- Assigned Protection Factor and Maximum Use Concentration
- Assigned Protection Factors for Different Types of Respirators
- Facial Attachments-Tight-Fitting Coverings
- Facial Attachments-Loose-Fitting Coverings
- Air-Purifying Respirators
- Powered Air-Purifying Respirators
- Supplied-Air Respirators
- Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
- Specific Uses
- Respirators for IDLH situations
- Fit Testing
- When to Use Fit Testing
- User Seal Check
- Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Testing
- Qualitative Fit Testing
- Quantitative Fit Testing
- Use and Maintenance
- Facepiece Seal Protection
- Continuing Respirator Effectiveness
- Procedures for IDLH Atmospheres
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Respirators
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures
- Storage and Repairs
- Air Quality Control
- Compressed Breathing Air Cylinders
- Other Quality Measures
- Medical Evaluations
- Medical Evaluation Procedures
- Information for the Physician or Health Care Provider
- Evaluation Results
- Additional Resources
This training must be understandable to the employee and must occur at least annually when respirators are required. This training must be conducted before the employee is required to use a respirator. Training must be repeated more than annually if changes in workplace procedures make the previous training obsolete (for instance, if a new type of respirator is being used, or a different type of hazard is present). An employee must also receive additional training if he or she uses a respirator improperly or otherwise indicates that he or she did not understand or remember the information provided in the training.