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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 training module was created for personnel assigned to the EHS Emergency Response Team. Anyone assigned to this team must be protected against potential hazards, especially when responding to chemical spills and releases, and during clean up operations on campus. Respiratory protection is of primary importance since inhalation is one of the major routes of exposure to chemical toxicants.

  • Be able to explain the Importance of the Respiratory Protection Program in relation to University policy, OSHA standards
  • Understand EPA/OSHA levels of respiratory protection for hazardous material response and hazardous waste sites and understand protection controls
  • Be able to discuss the importance of the Selection Process for different Types of Respirators for Emergency Response
  • Be able to demonstrate the limitations and Safety Issues with the use of negative pressure air purifying respirators
  • Be able to select, demonstrate the limitations and use of Air Purifying Respirator Filters and Chemical Cartridges
  • Be able to demonstrate the inspection, donning and doffing procedures for air purifying respirators
  • Be able to demonstrate, using a negative pressure respirator, the required negative and positive user seal check procedures
  • Discuss the importance of Fit-Testing Procedures
  • Discuss Maintenance and Storage Requirements
  • Review and 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.

If you have any questions in regards to this training or any other safety questions, please call Environment, Health and Safety at 919-962-5507.

After Completion: Remember that you must take and pass the post test in order to receive credit for this training. Onyen or PID required.

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