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Cal/OSHA Respiratory Protection

Caution Respirators Must Be Worn In This Area

Title 8 CCR, Section 5144 Online Training Certification Course

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The goal of this course is to help you understand the atmospheric hazards you may encounter in the workplace and the best ways to protect yourself. We will discuss how to select the right respirator for the job; how to make sure a respirator fit properly; how to keep respirators clean, disinfected, and in good repair; and the medical evaluations that may be necessary to monitor and protect the health of workers. This course will also provide an overview of the California general-industry respiratory protection standard.

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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 Respiratory Protection Safety Standard.

Who must take this training?
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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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: In 2010, a 53-year-old bathtub re-glazer was stripping a bathtub before re-glazing it. He was using a chemical solvent that contained methylene chloride. Methylene chloride is metabolized into carbon monoxide by the liver, and the carbon monoxide, instead of oxygen, is then carried to the brain by the red blood cells. The worker had not set up any ventilation in the bathroom and was not wearing a respirator. One of the maintenance employees from the apartment complex came in to talk to the worker but found him slumped over into the bathtub unconscious. The maintenance employee called 911, but by the time emergency medical services arrived, they found no pulse in the victim. EMS rushed the victim to the hospital and attempted to revive him, but it was too late.

Key Takeaways: Even vapors from common chemicals can be deadly at high enough concentrations. When working with any hazardous chemical, it is important to be safe. This worker could have used a ventilation system to keep fresh air coming into the bathroom, and at the very least, he should have worn a respirator appropriate for vapors.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

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
    • Training
    • Program Evaluation
    • Recordkeeping
    • 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
    • Inspections
    • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Cal/OSHA Respiratory Protection 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?

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.

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 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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