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Course Type:  Safety Training

Course Purpose

This course is for a student whom is required to wear an Air Purifying Respirator in the workplace.

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

This course includes a respirator fit test with the student's supplied half-face mask respirator (student must be clean shaven).

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

Skill Level:  Level 1

Training Method:  In person.

Class Size:  3 - 12 students

Training Duration:  6 - 8 hours (depending on student's skill and knowledge).

Training Locations

Calgary 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.

Vancouver Island Region:  In person training at the customer's workplace.


Student Requirements

  1. Be the minimum age for the worksite.
  2. Student must be clean shaven where the respirator seals on the face if the student requires a respirator fit test.
  3. Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (provided by student):
    1. PPE as per the training location requirements.
    2. Safety boots, hard hat, high visibility vest/jacket/overall.

Course Literature

Web based with rich multimedia information. Accessible on desktop computer or an Apple and Android mobile device. Start by setting up a free account,  Click Here to Get the Mobile App

Training Certification

Digital training card as proof of training, includes hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years. 

Bonus for Large Employers (50+ students)

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

Course Price

Private Group Class: $2,000.00 (minimum charge of 8 students).

Additional Students: $250.00 per student.

Drop-In Class: $250.00 per student.

Extra Costs: Mobilization fee for private group class scheduled at the customer's workplace.

Extra Costs: Out of town travel when applicable.


Theory Lessons

  1. Reference to applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
  2. Reference to applicable CSA Standards.
  3. Responsibilities for the Supervisor, Respirator User, Respirator Purchaser/Issuer and Respirator Fit Tester.
  4. Types of air purifying respirators.
  5. Types of filters and cartridges.
  6. Protection factors.

Documentation Lessons

  1. Completing an Exposure Control Plan (silica is the example).


Practical Lessons

  1. Referencing the Occupational Exposure Limits for hazardous substances.
  2. Referencing the NIOSH database for hazardous substances.
  3. Selecting the appropriate respirator.
  4. Selecting the appropriate filters and cartridges.
  5. Inspecting and cleaning a respirator.
  6. Properly donning and fitting a respirator.
  7. Seal test checking the respirator's fit (negative and positive seal check).
  8. Undergo a respirator fit test.


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