About this course:
The goal of this lesson is to familiarize workers who use respirators with the types of respiratory hazards that might be present at the worksite, with the methods used to protect workers from those hazards, and with the selection criteria and usage requirements for respirators. When respirators must be used in the workplace, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires the employer to have a respiratory protection program that includes training about respiratory hazards and proper respirator use.
- Explain why respiratory protection is important, the scope of OSHA’s respiratory protection standards, and the objectives for this lesson.
- Describe the forms and potential effects of respiratory hazards and explain how employers analyze a worksite with regard to respiratory hazards.
- Describe the methods for controlling respiratory hazards and explain the qualifications for respirator use.
- List the types of respirators available and describe the criteria used to select an appropriate respirator.
- Describe respirator use and maintenance requirements.
- Respiratory Hazards
- Controlling Respiratory Hazards
- Respirator Types and Selection Criteria
- Respirator Use and Maintenance
- North Carolina Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Division, A Guide to Respiratory Protection, 2012
- NBC5, Chicago, Man Killed in Chemical Storage Tank, November 29, 2012
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Assigned Protection Factors, February 2009
- Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, Respiratory Protection in the Workplace, 2005
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Respirator Selection Logic, October 2004