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Respiratory Protection - Canada

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This one-hour course covers information relating to respiratory hazards, protection mechanisms, and safe work practices. This course also includes information on how to use respiratory protection for protection from hazardous airborne contaminants in the work environment. This course does not include the types of respirators and other protective considerations required when working with ionizing radiation. Learners will be provided information to help them recognize why respiratory protection is necessary, how to distinguish employee and employer responsibilities for respiratory protection, and how to identify the nature, extent, and effects of respiratory hazards to which they may be exposed. Learners will also be shown how to specify the operation, limitations, and capabilities of respirators, how to identify respirator selection procedures and practices, how to specify proper respirator use and inspection practices, how to recognize proper respirator maintenance, cleaning, and storage practices, and how to identify respirator malfunction and follow-up procedures. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.

Target Audience
Workers who will be potentially exposed to hazardous airborne contaminants in the course of their work

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Lesson Objectives

Respiratory Protection - Canada

  • recognize why respirator protection is necessary
  • distinguish between employee and employer responsibilities
  • identify examples of respiratory hazards
  • identify characteristics of an atmosphere immediately dangerous to life
  • define the types of respirators
  • identify the limitations of respirators
  • identify factors to consider when selecting a respirator
  • cite what must occur before using a respirator
  • cite proper inspection practices
  • select best practices when donning or doffing a respirator
  • select actions to take during an emergency situation
  • select proper respirator maintenance and storage practices
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