Respiratory Protection and Fit Testing

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Respirators are required when employees must work in environments with insufficient oxygen or where harmful dusts, smokes, mists, fumes, gases, vapors, or sprays are present.  Working in these environments without a respirator creates a serious health hazard for the employee which may cause cancer, lung impairment, heart disease, other diseases, or even death.

Respirators are among the most important pieces of protective equipment for working in hazardous environments.

Many assume the objective of a fit test is face piece sizing. Although this is a very important element of fit testing, the primary reason to fit test an individual is to verify that he or she has been trained to wear a respirator and has, in fact, learned how to put on the facepiece correctly. If a person does not know how to use the equipment, the respirator will be less effective, regardless of whether or not it is the right size.

Topics include:

  • A review of OSHA's respiratory protection standard 29 CFR 1910.134
  • Hazards requiring the use of a respirator
  • Medical evaluation requirements
  • Respirator types and selection
  • Respirator seal check and fit testing
  • Inspection, cleaning, and storage of a respirator
  • How to properly don and wear the respirator

Course Length: 4 Hours

Course Fee*: $140 (Members $95)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON FIT TESTS: Fit tests can be done as a part of this training, individuals must bring a completed medical evaluation signed off by a licensed medical professional and the respirator(s) used on the job. Must be cleanly shaven to provide quality seal and fit of the mask. Please alert us that you would like to be fit tested when you register. If any of these requirements are not met, we will not conduct the fit test. 

*Discounts are available for multiple registrations. Call 402.483.2511 ext. 115 for information.


Events

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Below is a list of events which are open for registration at this time. You can view more information about an event by clicking on the title of the event. If no events are listed, please contact us at 402.483.2511 ext. 108 for information about on-site training.

Event Date 06-05-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 06-05-2019 11:30 am
Individual Price $140.00
Location
Nebraska Safety Council
3270 Folkways Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68504, USA
Nebraska Safety Council
$140.00 30
Event Date 07-16-2019 12:30 pm
Event End Date 07-16-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price $140.00
Location
Holmes Building
2003 C Ave
Holmes Building
$140.00 30
Event Date 07-18-2019 12:30 pm
Event End Date 07-18-2019 4:30 pm
Individual Price $140.00
Location
City of Grand Island Utilities Building
315 N Jefferson Street
City of Grand Island Utilities Building
$140.00 29
Event Date 09-09-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 09-09-2019 11:30 am
Individual Price $140.00
Location
Nebraska Safety Council
3270 Folkways Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68504, USA
Nebraska Safety Council
$140.00 30