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Respiratory Protection


Training Cost: $500/student

Training Duration: 4 Hours 
Delivery Method: In Person 
Prerequisite: None 
Supplies Required: Student must be clean-shaven where the respirator seals to the face.

Combo This Training With: Confined Space Entry



This training is for workers who wear an air purifying respirator (APR) in the workplace to protect them from airborne contaminants.

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

Theory Lesson Includes:

  • 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 Include:

  • 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.

Successful Students will Receive:

  • Digital training certificate valid for 3 years.
  • Digital access to the course content


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)