This training module covers comprehensive aspects of the UNC-Chapel Hill Respiratory Protection Program in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. This module is intended to be a “multi-use” training module for employees who are required or voluntarily use respiratory protection devices in both industrial and non-industrial work environments (e.g. IMAC, Support Services) at UNC-Chapel Hill. This module reviews the characteristics of various types of respirators consisting of half face respirators, full face air purifying respirators, powered-air purifying respirators, filtering face piece respirators, and supplied air respirators. The module covers the following elements as related to the UNC-Chapel Hill Respiratory Protection Program:
- Introduction to the UNC-Chapel Hill Respiratory Protection Program
- Fundamentals of Hazardous Atmospheres: Review the assessment process of airborne hazards and review the various types of airborne hazards that are or could be encountered in the work environment.
- Review of the different types of respirators and explain the characteristics of the various types.
- Review of the different types of respirator filters and chemical cartridges used.
- Medical Evaluation Procedures
- Review the respirator inspection, maintenance, and storage requirements.
- Course review and complete post-test.
*Note: This training module should be used in conjunction with the applicable respirator manufacture instruction manual and guide which covers specific important aspects of the use of respirators. You should read and understand these instructions and the operation of the respirator that is selected prior to using any respirator for protection against airborne hazards.
After Completion: Remember that you must take and pass the post test in order to receive credit for this training. Onyen or PID required.