Respiratory Protection 2.0 - Cal/OSHA

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This course covers information relating to respiratory hazards, protection mechanisms, and safe work practices. It also includes information on how to use respiratory protection for protection from hazardous airborne contaminants in the work environment. This course does not include the types of respirators and other protective considerations required when working with ionizing radiation.

Learner objectives are to recognize why respiratory protection is necessary; distinguish between employee and employer responsibilities for respiratory protection; identify the nature, extent, and effects of respiratory hazards to which you may be exposed; specify the operation, limitations, and capabilities of respirators; identify respirator selection procedures and practices; specify proper respirator use and inspection practices; recognize proper respirator maintenance, cleaning, and storage practices; and identify respirator malfunction and follow-up procedures.

This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
Persons who will be potentially exposed to hazardous airborne contaminants in the course of their work


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Lesson Objectives

Respiratory Protection 2.0 - Cal/OSHA

  • Respiratory Protection 2.0 - Cal/OSHA
  • distinguish between employee and employer responsibilities
  • Knowledge Check: Responsibilities
  • identify examples of respiratory hazards
  • Knowledge Check: Respiratory Hazards
  • identify the types of respirators
  • identify the limitations of respirators
  • Knowledge Check: Types and Limitations of Respirators
  • cite what must occur before using a respirator
  • identify factors to consider when selecting a respirator
  • Knowledge Check: Selection Factors
  • cite proper inspection practices
  • Knowledge Check: Respirator Inspection Practices
  • select best practices for donning or doffing a respirator
  • Knowledge Check: Donning and Doffing
  • identify actions to take during an emergency situation
  • Knowledge Check: Emergency Situations
  • select proper respirator maintenance and storage practices
  • Knowledge Check: Respirator Maintenance
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