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Respiratory Protection

Description

Training Cost: $200/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

 

Summary

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:

  • Selection, inspection and fitting of respirator.
  • Negative & positive seal check test.
  • Performing a qualitative fit test with irritant smoke. 

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)