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Respiratory Protection Overview

Learning objectives

  • Identify the purpose of using a respirator
  • Recognize how respirators are used in the workplace, including required medical evaluations, fit testing, inspection, seal checks, and maintenance and storage requirements
  • Identify when an employee should leave a respirator use area, the warning signs of an improperly functioning respirator, and the actions workers should take in an emergency situation

Course overview

The goal of this lesson is to teach workers the purpose of respirators and the preparations, maintenance and storage requirements. Workers will also learn when it is permissible to leave a respirator use area, the warning signs that a respirator is not functioning properly, and how respirator emergencies and malfunctions should be handled.

  • 5 Minutes
  • English, Spanish
Course Outline
  • Respiratory Protection Overview
Regulations
  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment. OSHA Standard
  • 1910.134, Respiratory protection
  • 1910.134(c), Respiratory protection program
  • 1910.134(d), Selection of respirators
  • 1910.134(e), Medical evaluation
  • 1910.134(f), Fit-testing
  • 1910.134(g), Use of respirators
  • 1910.134(h), Maintenance and care of respirators
  • 1910.134(i), Breathing air quality and use
  • 1910.134(k), Training and information
  • 1910.134(l), Program evaluation
  • 1910.134(m), Recordkeeping
  • Appendix A, Fit testing procedures (Mandatory)
  • Appendix B-1, User seal check procedures (Mandatory)
  • Appendix B-2, Respirator cleaning procedures (Mandatory)
  • Appendix D, Information for Employees Using Respirators When Not Required Under the Standard
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