OSHA Respiratory Protection Training
All employees that are required by OSHA or their employer to wear respirators must be provided with a training on respiratory protection standards. Respirators are worn to protect employees from occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, or vapors. There are a variety of different respirators for different tasks. If respirators are not worn correctly, the employee could be exposed to the harmful environment around them. Exposure to harmful substances can lead to occupational illnesses.
What is OSHA Respiratory Protection Training?
OSHA requires employers to train all employees that wear respiratory protection in the workplace. This training must be done annually to ensure all employees understand the importance of respiratory protection.
OSHA Respiratory Protection training will cover :
- Respiratory hazards
- Respirator types
- Respirator limitations
- Donning and adjusting
- Maintenance and storage
- Respiratory illness symptoms
After completing the training, your employees will be able to:
- Identify respirator hazards
- Determine what respirator is required
- Identify respirator hazards
- Properly wear a respirator
Insure Compliance will meet with your staff and conduct hands on, in-person training that demonstrates how and when to use a respirator that will fulfill OSHA’s respiratory protection training requirements.
- 134(k): The employer is required to provide effective training to employees who are required to use respirators. The training must be comprehensive, understandable, and recur annually, and more often if necessary. The employer is also required to provide the basic information on respirators in Appendix D of this section to employees who wear respirators when not required by this section or by the employer to do so.
Why should I do an OSHA Respiratory Protection Training?
Having employees trained to properly wear their respirators has many benefits including increased worker safety and OSHA compliance. The benefits of completing the OSHA respiratory protection training for employees include:
- Fulfilling OSHA requirements
- Minimizing risks in the workplace
- Reducing respiratory illnesses
- Complying with insurance requirements
This service is often combined with:
Written Respiratory Protection Program
Injury and Illness Protection Program
Employers are required to develop and implement a written respiratory protection program with required worksite-specific procedures and elements for required respirator use.
An IIPP is a safety manual that contains all the safety policies that your company may need. Insure Compliance will put a safety manual together for your company that complies with OSHA standards.
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