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Respiratory Protection

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.134(k)

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Respirator training ensures worker safety and prevents exposure to hazardous airborne pollutants and unsafe air quality levels. This respirator certification course provides a hazards overview, details the respiratory protection standard, and provides procedures for the proper use of respirators.

Worksites with low levels of oxygen or with hazardous materials require the use of respirators. For some jobs, this means wearing a respirator at all times. Other workers may need to wear OSHA respiratory protection only during service/maintenance operations or in an emergency.

This course is for:
This OSHA respirator training is designed for anyone required by OSHA (or their employer) to wear respirators to protect them from occupational diseases. Such diseases are caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for the Respiratory Protection Standard.

Case Study: Surface Modification Systems, Inc. is an advanced materials and surface engineering company with operations throughout the U.S. On October 4, 2017, a 56-year-old male employee was plasma spraying a coating inside a pipe that was 10 feet long and 7.5 inches wide. The employee was not wearing respiratory protection. During this process, the employee inhaled nickel-chromium fumes. He developed acute respiratory failure and was hospitalized. On November 9, 2017, he died from what OSHA deemed to be a fatal cardiac event.

Key Takeaway: Respiratory protection is vital to protecting workers. In this case and many others, employees who do not use respiratory protection suffer grave injuries and die. From long-term hospitalization to loss of life, the stakes are high for the costly mistake of not wearing respiratory protection.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 covers general industry regulations. This online training course references the Respiratory Protection Standard, located in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Respiratory Protection
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • When do employees need respirators?
  • OSHA's Respiratory Standard
  • Prior to Respirator Use
  • Respirators and Health and Safety Plans
  • Respirator Resources (NIOSH)
  • Respirator Resources (OSHA)
    Types of Respirators
  • Air-Purifying Respirator (APR)
  • Air-Purifying Respirator £1: Particulate Respirators
  • Particulate Respirators Selection Criteria Resources
  • Air-Purifying Respirator £2: Gas & Vapor Respirators
  • Gas & Vapors Respirator Change Schedules
  • Respiratory Protection - Air-Purifying Respirator £3: Combination Respirators
  • Atmosphere-Supplying Respirators
  • Atmosphere-Supplying Respirator £1: Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Atmosphere-Supplying Respirator £2: Supplied-Air Respirator (SAR)
  • Atmosphere-Supplying Respirator £3: Combination Respirators
    Selecting a Respirator
  • Choosing between Air-purifying and Atmosphere-supplying Respirators
  • General Guidelines for Choosing the Right Respiratory Equipment
  • Choosing Respirators Based on IDLH Situations
  • Choosing Respirators Based on Non-IDLH Situations
  • Determining Employee Fitness for Respirator Use through Medical Evaluations
  • Respiratory Protection for Emergency Situations
    Fit Testing for Respiratory Protection
  • General Tips for Fit Testing
  • Fit Testing Procedures - General Requirements (1910.134 Appendix A)
  • Fit Test Exercises
  • When Fit Tests Fail
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Testing
  • Positive-Pressure or Negative-Pressure Seal Check for Tight-Fitting Respirators
    Respiratory Training
  • General Training Guidelines
  • Cartridge Service Life "Rule of Thumb"
  • Cleaning
  • Cleaning Instructions per 1910.134 Appendix B
  • Inspections
  • Repairs
  • Storage
    Respiratory Protection Programs
  • Respiratory Protection Program Overview
  • Components of a Respiratory Program
  • Medical Evaluations
  • Medical Evaluation Questionnaire Components
  • Medical Evaluation Questionnaire Requirements
  • Follow-Up Medical Examination
  • Monitoring
  • Training
  • Program Evaluation
  • Recordkeeping
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 1.5 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.

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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as contaminated air.

To ensure compliance with OSHA respiratory protection training, safety training must be conducted annually per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134. Additional training is required when changes in the workplace or type of respirator render previous training obsolete, or inadequacies in the employee's knowledge of use of the respirator indicate the employee lacks the necessary understanding or skill to work safely. This OSHA respiratory training course meets these training requirements.

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

Karla A Verified
Respiratory Protection

Thank you very professional and informative.

Greg L Verified
Respiratory Protection

It was good.

Kevan P Verified
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I enjoyed this approach to the material and it was user friendly. Thanks

Dennis G Verified
Respiratory Protection

Lots of information. Looking forward to using it.

Gregory C Verified
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Very helpful!

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John-David R Verified
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Very easy to understand

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Caily S Verified
Respiratory Protection

I think this was a great training platform

May D Verified
Respiratory Protection

Good course and really easy to follow through.

Jeff S Verified
Respiratory Protection

this course is very imformative and can be done at my own pace which works best for my schedule

Gregory C Verified
Respiratory Protection

Very helpful

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Iaonnis K Verified
Respiratory Protection

Fantastic course to stay certified, while not missing work time.

Ahmed G Verified
Respiratory Protection

Thank you, I enjoyed being able to take the course at my own time. Thank you.

Milton W Verified
Respiratory Protection

Good course to help me get on the job sight quickly. Thanks.

Brianna S Verified
Respiratory Protection

This was an effectively set up and easily understandable course. Thank you!

Mark L Verified
Respiratory Protection

This course was very informative. I'll learned a lot of very important information.

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Paula R Verified
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Good course.

Brock M Verified
Respiratory Protection

Easy to follow and very helpful.

Dominick P Verified
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great learning lesson

Requis C Verified
Respiratory Protection

Information provided was very thorough and easy to understand.

Peter M Verified
Respiratory Protection

Good course - The second part was a bit long of an over view but it set the stage for a good second part.

Samuel T Verified
Respiratory Protection

Great, thanks

Anthony B Verified
Respiratory Protection

it was a very good course!!!

Robert H Verified
Respiratory Protection

Good course will take again at some point! Very informative.

Alice A Verified
Respiratory Protection

Very educational course. Increased my knowledge base significantly

Michael O Verified
Respiratory Protection

Plenty sufficient for online training

Jane Y Verified
Respiratory Protection

In depth information regarding respiratory use in the workplace.

Beatriz C Verified
Respiratory Protection

Very good course!

Paula R Verified
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Good course.

Austin S Verified
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Excellent course.

Ryan R Verified
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Good training. Would recommend.



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