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Respiratory Protection: 6 Steps for Successfully Meeting OSHA’s Training Requirements

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OSHA estimates that 5 million workers, across 1.3 million U.S.-based workplaces, must wear respirators to protect them against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays.

These hazards have the potential to cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death; but full and comprehensive compliance with the OSHA respiratory protection standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually.

Watch this free on demand webinar as we cover respiratory protection training program essentials, including what safety managers need to know about OSHA’s compliance directives related to training to the application of ANSI Z490.1-2016 and why auditing each workplace to ensure you’re meeting current best practices is key. Our presenter will share resources and explain how end users should be trained in light of OSHA’s new respirable crystalline silica rule.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Decipher the training requirements set forth in 1910.134 Respiratory Protection
  • Identify resources that can be used for respiratory training in your workplace
  • Describe some new applications of the rule, including OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standard
  • Understand what OSHA looks for in your respiratory protection program (RPP) training during an inspection
  • Define requirement for training related to voluntary use of respirators
  • Identify ways that your RPP can follow the guidelines set forth in ANSI’s Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training (Z490.1-2016)

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