Respirator Awareness & Fit Testing Training – On-Site

Respirator Awareness & Fit Testing Training – On-Site

Course Duration

1 day



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Course Summary

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, 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.

Learning Objectives

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

Course Material

Participant manual, test, record of attendance, and wallet card

Target Audience

Managers, supervisors, users of respirators, JHSC, and health and safety representatives

Legislative Reference

  1. Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1

Canada Labour Code

  1. Reg. 213/91: Construction Projects
  2. Reg. 851: Industrial Establishments
  3. Reg. 67/93: Health Care and Residential Facilities
  4. Reg. 833: Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents
  5. Reg. 490/09: Designated Substances
  6. Reg. 860: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Continuing Education Credits

HRPA has approved this course for CPD. Please contact us at 800.815.9980 to find out more.