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Respiratory Protection - Train the Trainer


Training Duration: 8 Hours 

Delivery Method: In Person

Student Prerequisite: None 

Requirement:  Student must be clean-shaven where the respirator seals to the face.



Course Summary

This training is for the person who provides air purifying respirators to their workers and performs the respirator fit testing.

This training is NOT intended for workers who require a supplied breathing air apparatus.

Theory Lessons

  • Applicable Federal and Provincial OH&S Regulations and applicable CSA standards.

  • Health risks of asbestos, silica, welding fumes & toxic substances.

  • Responsibilities of: respirator user, respirator issuer, respirator fit tester, supervisor, employer.


Practical Lessons

  • Referencing the Occupational Exposure Limits for chemicals.

  • How to complete an Exposure Control Plan (silica is the example).

  • How to select the appropriate respirator.

  • How to select the appropriate filters and cartridges.

  • How to inspect and clean a respirator.

  • How to properly don and fit a respirator.

  • Negative & positive seal check test.

  • How to conduct a qualitative fit test using irritant smoke as the challenge agent.

  • Students will receive access to the digital training program


Applicable OH&S Regulations and Standards


Canada Labour Code Part II

  • Part 12.7 Respiratory Protection


    Alberta OH&S
    • Part 18-8 Respiratory Protective Equipment
    • Schedule 1 Table 2 - Occupational Exposure Limits for Chemical Substances


      British Columbia OH&S
      • Part 8.32 - Respirators
      • Table 5.4 - Table of Exposure Limits for Chemical and Biological Substances


        Canadian Standards Association

        • Z94.4-11 (R2016) Selection, Use and Care of Respirators (2016)