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Respiratory Protection


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Training Duration:  4 hours (depending on student's skill and knowledge).

Calgary & Foothills Region: In person training at the customer's workplace.

Vancouver Region: In person training at our Surrey Training facility, or at the customer's workplace.

Course Literature: Accessible with our mobile application.

Training Card: Digital training card with hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years.

PPE Required: PPE requirements as per the workplace.

Student Prerequisite: None.

Large Employers: Access to OOSHEW's robust training database (training records from your employees and your subcontractors).


Course Summary

This training is for workers who are required to wear an Air Purifying Respirator in the workplace.

APR types covered: dust mask, quarter-face, half-face, full-face.

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

Theory Lessons

  • Applicable OH&S Regulations (Federal and Provincial).

  • Applicable CSA Standards.

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

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

  • Types of air purifying respirators.

  • Types of filters and cartridges.

  • Protection factors.


    Practical Lessons

  • Referencing the Occupational Exposure Limits for hazardous substances.

  • Referencing the NIOSH database for hazardous substances.

  • 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 and Positive seal check test.

  • Undergo a respirator fit test.