Respirators are designed to provide protection when other controls are not feasible, in emergency situations, or to supplement other engineering or administrative controls. They are designed to reduce or minimize exposure to, or contact with chemical or biological hazards.
The Respirator Awareness course is designed to provide learners with information and skills for the proper selection, use, and care of respirators. This course provides guidance for the administration of an effective workplace respiratory protection program and is consistent with the requirements of the CSA Z94.4 Standard – Selection, Use, and Care of Respirators.
Our course provides a new or seasoned workplace instructor with the knowledge and tools to effectively deliver this course in the workplace.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain specific roles and responsibilities with respect to respiratory protection
- Discuss the process of hazard assessment
- Explain how to select the appropriate respirator
- Discuss different types of respirators
- Discuss different fit testing methods (theory)
- Explain proper care and maintenance
We’ll equip you with the tools and materials you need to start training others, including:
- Leader Guide – a resource to help guide you while you lead training that includes speaking notes, prompts, tips, and more
- 10 Participant Manuals to provide your learners with during your training
- Access to our Instructor Portal so you can download the PowerPoint Presentation to help facilitate training at your workplace and place an order to restock your Participant Manuals
- Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1
Canada Labour Code
- Reg. 213/91: Construction Projects
- Reg. 851: Industrial Establishments
- Reg. 67/93: Health Care and Residential Facilities
- Reg. 833: Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents
- Reg. 490/09: Designated Substances
- Reg. 860: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)