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OSHA Respiratory Protection

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Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1910.134(k)

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This online respiratory protection training course describes the standard, hazard identification, avoidance, and control, covering a variety of respiratory protection-related topics, along with practical information on safe work practices. This course is targeted to employees of organizations that must wear respiratory protection because of potential exposure to workplace hazards.

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What are the governing regulations?
This online course satisfies the training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Standard.

Who must take this training?
All employees required by OSHA (or their employer) to wear respirators to protect them from occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors.

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Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

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

Great, thanks
Samuel T

it was a very good course!!!
Anthony B

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

Very educational course. Increased my knowledge base significantly
Alice A

Plenty sufficient for online training
Michael O

In depth information regarding respiratory use in the workplace.
Jane Y

Very good course!
Beatriz C

Good course.
Paula R

Excellent course.
Austin S

Good training. Would recommend.
Ryan R

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About this course
  • Hazards overview
    • Physical
    • Biological
    • Chemical
    • Ergonomic
  • OSHA overview
  • Hazard controls
    • Engineering controls
    • Administrative controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Hierarchy of controls
  • About the respiratory protection standard
    • Employers must provide to each employee an applicable and suitable respirator
    • The employer must establish and maintain a written respirator program
    • The program must be administered by a trained, qualified individual
    • Respirators, training, and medical evaluations shall be provided at no cost
  • Contaminated air
    • Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH)
    • Chemical and biological substances
    • Asphyxiant atmospheres
  • Respiration
  • Engineering Controls
    • Ventilation
    • Air quality monitoring systems and alarms
    • Structures or systems to enclose or confine air contaminants
    • Substitution of less harmful substances
  • Administrative controls
    • Permitting process
    • Exposure limits
    • Housekeeping tasks
    • Medical evaluations
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Types of respirators
      • Atmosphere-supplying
      • Air-purifying
  • Respirator terms
  • Atmosphere-supplying respirators
    • When must atmosphere-supplying respirators be used
    • Atmosphere-supplying respirator classifications
      • Supplied-Air Respirator (SAR)
      • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
    • Atmosphere-supplying respirator Classes
      • Continuous flow
      • Demand
      • Pressure demand
    • Requirements for IDLH atmospheres
    • Air compressors
  • Air-purifying respirators (APR)
    • Removes particulates or gases/vapors from the air
    • Designed to handle specific contaminants
    • Types
      • Filter
      • Cartridge or canister
      • Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR)
    • End of Service Life Indicator (ESLI)
  • Assigned Protection Factor (APF)
    • Workplace level of respiratory protection
    • Maximum Use Concentration (MUC)
  • Medical evaluation
    • Determines an employee's ability to use a respirator
    • Must be done before the employee performs a fit test
    • Must be administered confidentially
  • Fit testing
    • Qualitative Fit Test (QLFT)
    • Quantitative Fit Test (QNFT)
  • Respirator use
    • Procedures for the proper use of respirators
    • User seal check
  • Respirator effectiveness
  • IDLH atmosphere procedures
  • Interior structural firefighting
    • Personnel requirement
    • Respirator requirement
  • Respirator maintenance and care
    • Cleaning and disinfecting
    • Storage
    • Inspection
    • Repair
  • Respirator storage
  • Respirator inspection
    • Check of respirator function
    • Tightness of connections
    • Condition of the various parts
    • Special SCBA requirements
  • Respirator repairs
  • Other requirements
  • Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Respiratory Protection Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 1 ½ 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?

The length of time for which the training is valid is determined by OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.134:

(k) (vii) The general requirements of this section.
(3) The employer shall provide the training prior to requiring the employee to use a respirator in the workplace.
(4) An employer who is able to demonstrate that a new employee has received training within the last 12 months that addresses the elements specified in paragraph (k)(1)(i) through (vii) is not required to repeat such training provided that, as required by paragraph (k)(1), the employee can demonstrate knowledge of those element(s). Previous training not repeated initially by the employer must be provided no later than 12 months from the date of the previous training.
(5) Retraining shall be administered annually, and when the following situations occur:
(i) Changes in the workplace or the type of respirator render previous training obsolete;
(ii) Inadequacies in the employee's knowledge or use of the respirator indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite understanding or skill; or
(iii) Any other situation arises in which retraining appears necessary to ensure safe respirator use.
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a 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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