If your workers are potentially exposed to airborne hazards, or you are a First Responder Training Officer, you need to ensure your organization complies with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard.
OSHA’s respiratory protection requirements are extensive, and they can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned safety professionals. From procedures for respirator use to fit testing to employee training, the complex rules for developing a sound respiratory protection program can be daunting. On top of these concerns, every industry—such as healthcare, general industry, construction, and emergency response—has their own unique concerns and needs. Confusion is not a defense for noncompliance, however, and following the regulations and industry best practices is vital for companies that want to protect their workers and their bottom lines.
Join us on February 18th with Dennis Terpin, PhD, O.H.S.T., Principle at the International Safety and Health Specialists. He will walk you through everything you need to know regarding Respiratory Protection Programs so you can ensure worker safety and pass OSHA inspections with confidence.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify how the Respiratory Protection Standard interacts with other OSHA standards in your Respiratory Protection Program;
- Apply proven respiratory protection strategies to your workplace activities;
- Prevent worker illness and injury by implementing an effective respiratory protection program and choosing appropriate personal protective equipment;
- Evaluate multiple technologies to conduct qualitative and quantitative fit testing in accordance with Appendix A and review Z88.10 Fit Tester required qualifications and new fit testing protocols;
- Identify limitations in respirators used in healthcare workplaces for aerosolized infectious disease applications, reuse, and extended use of Filtering Facepiece Respirators;
- Apply the Respiratory Protection Standard as it relates to the new silica construction applications;
- Identify the physiological impacts of wearing Filtering Facepiece Respirators;
- Discuss the topic of Oxygen Saturation and Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide levels of pregnant workers who wear protective facemasks;
- And much more!