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EIH 005: Respiratory Protection

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1 Hour minimum
Course Purpose:
An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, other diseases or death.

The purpose of this course is to provide the proper training and protection to University employees which would prevent exposure to harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays.
Who Should Attend:
Required annually for University employees who are required to wear a respirator in the course of their job assignments.
This training is an initial and annual requirement for supervisors and employees in the following listed departments.
  • Anatomical Sciences
  • DLAR
  • East/West Campus Custodial
  • East/West Campus Heating/Cooling Plants
  • East/West Campus Physical Plants (carpenters, grounds, HVAC, maintenance, plumbers, welders)
  • EH&S (HazMat Team, Pest Management, Asbestos Management)
  • Campus Planning, Design and Construction
  • HSC (N-8 level employees)
  • Life Sciences Greenhouse
  • Machine Shop Personnel
  • Student Health Services
  • University Police
Topics Covered:
  • Respiratory protection program
  • Respirator selection
  • Cleaning and disinfection of respirators
  • Storage of respirators
  • Inspection and maintenance of respirators
  • Surveillance of worker exposures
  • Regular evaluation of respirator program
  • Medical evaluation of respirator users
  • Use of approved respirators
Course Materials

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