$35.00 / hour




Topics covered:

  • Why you need to use the respirator.
  • What the respirator can and cannot do to protect you.
  • How to properly inspect, put on and take off, and use your respirator.
  • How to check the seal of your respirator (also called a "user seal check").
  • How to use the respirator effectively in emergency situations, including situations in which the respirator doesn't work properly.
  • How to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent you from using a respirator.
  • How improper fit, usage, or maintenance can reduce your respirator's ability to protect you.
  • What the procedures are for maintenance and storage of the respirator.
  • What the requirements are for federal OSHA's or your State OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standards.


You must be trained before you use a respirator, but this is not the only time that training is required.


If you use a respirator at work, you must be trained at least every 12 months. This annual retraining will refresh your memory on the information and skills you need to use a respirator correctly. It gives you a chance to practice with a respirator and to ask questions and discuss worksite-specific respirator use with your instructor.


OSHA requires additional retraining when changes in your workplace or the type of respirator you use make your previous training out-of-date.

 For example:

  • You get a new work assignment that has different respiratory hazards and respirator requirements from your old job; or
  • You can't remember the information and skills you need to properly use your respirator. This could occur when you use a respirator only a few times a year; or
  • A situation comes up in which retraining is necessary to ensure safe respirator use. For example, your supervisor sees that you're not using your respirator properly.















Are your SDS (Formerly MSDS) files in order?  Do you have the proper signage?  Let us help assist you in becoming OSHA compliant.

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What you need to do, to prepare for the class.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.  You will be practicing skills that require working on your knees, bending, standing, and lifting.  If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please tell me.  I may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee or hip problems.  We will use powder free vinyl/nylon gloves.


We ask that you refrain from smoking until class is over.  Remove any lipstick and wash your hands before handling manikins.  Also refrain from eating while working with the manikins.  A barrier device well be available and should be used when directed.  In addition if you have any type of infectious disease, such as an upper respiratory infection or open scores on your mouth or hands, it is asked that you defer manikin practice until you are well.



Most listed items are provided for training and discussion, they are also available for purchase.

Books can be purchased at: http://aha.channing-bete.com/