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Respiratory Fit Testing and Training in New York, NY | Local USA 829

This course covers:

  • Requirements of OSHA respiratory protection standard
  • Discuss the company respirator program, supervisor and worker responsibilities
  • Why respirators are necessary
  • Respirator selection, which respirators are required for each task
  • How the respirator works, including type of filer
  • Donning, doffing, inspection for potential defects; sealing surfaces, valves, straps, cartridges, and filters
  • Limitation and capabilities of selected respirator type
  • Review postitive and negative pressure seal checks
  • Reivew fit testing including a brief explanation of exercises
  • Review clearning, storage, maintenance, procedures, and supplies
  • Emergency prcedures: what to do if respirator fails, if an indivual worker develps SOB
  • How to maintain a good fit: facial hair policies and eyeglasses
  • When to change filters and where to get new filters and parts

DATE: March 10, 2018


INSTRUCTOR: Norman Zuckerman, Senior Industrial Hygienist at Mount Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine Construction Hygiene and Ergonomics Program

This course is made possible through the IATSE TTF Course Reimbursement Program. If you are interested in this training, contact Local USA 829 for more information.