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Respirator Basics for All Industries

    Respirator Basics for All Industries

    Course Overview

    This intermediate level course provides the basics of respirator use for those required to wear air purifying respiratory protection, and for their employers, supervisors, and foremen, in all industries including Construction and General Industry.

    Note: If you are required to wear a respirator, following this training, you are encouraged to talk to your supervisor, designated Qualified Respiratory Protection Program administrator, or safety officer to further understand respiratory protection at your place of employment.

    Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a ClickSafety Certificate of Completion that will show the 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1 Contact Hour received for this IACET-approved course.

    Receive 0.1 CEU once the course is completed

    Intended Audience

    This course is designed for anyone in General Industry or Construction, who is required to wear air purifying respiratory protection or manages employees who might be required to wear the protection.

    • All those required to wear air purifying respiratory protection
    • Foremen
    • Supervisors

    Learning Objectives

    Upon successful completion of the Respirator Basics for All Audiences course, you will be able to:

    1. Recognize agency requirements for respirator use
    2. Recognize characteristics and uses of the major types of respirators
    3. Distinguish between the two types of fit testing
    4. Identify medical requirements and precautions for wearing a respirator
    5. Recognize some important general guidelines for wearing a respirator
    6. Identify the steps for donning and doffing a disposable filtering-facepiece and a half-mask elastomeric respirator, and for performing a user seal check program

    Course Topics

    • Introduction (general responsibilities, federal and state regulations, two main respirator categories)
    • Respirator Types
    • Air-Purifying Respirators
    • Filters Cartridges, and Canisters
    • Medical Considerations
    • Respirator Fit
    • General Respirator Use
    • Disposable Filtering Facepiece Respirators
    • Half Facepiece Elastomeric Respirators


    • Action Level
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    • Respiratory protection
    • Respiratory protection program
    • Respiratory hazards
    • Respiratory hazard controls
    • Air-purifying respirator
    • Atmosphere-supplying respirator
    • Medical evaluation
    • Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH)
    • Fit test (qualitative and qualitative)
    • User seal check
    • Filtering facepiece respirator
    • Half-mask respirator
    • Elastomeric respirator
    • Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)

    Course Based On:

    This online safety course is based on OSHA Standard for Respiratory Protection in General Industry and Construction, 29 CFR 1910.134 and 29 CFR 1926.103, respectively.

    Features and Benefits

    ClickSafety’s Respiratory Protection Awareness online safety course teaches the importance of respiratory protection in ensuring a safe and healthy work environment and offers the following features and benefits:

    • Comprehensive material around respiratory protection and selection, training, medical surveillance, use, maintenance and inspection of respirators
    • Enhanced learning through case studies and interactive exercises
    • Ability to access and print Completion Certificate at any time, 24/7
    Burlington, MA 01803
    Call: 800.971.1080