An Overview of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard and the Role of the OHN
Lisa A. Pompeii, PhD, COHN-S
This course will provide the training needed by an Occupational Health Nurse in the role of a company’s Respiratory Protection Administrator (RPA) and will assist the OHN/RPA in developing an effective respiratory protection program per the requirements of the Federal OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (1910.134 CFR). The course will include an overview of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard; OSHA’s permissible practice; NIOSH approved respirators including the certification process; respiratory hazard assessment, selection, and maintenance; medical evaluation and fit testing; worker training; respiratory protection program evaluation; and developing a written respiratory protection program. The course runs approximately 60 minutes and includes detailed handouts with online links to numerous external resources.
At the end of this session, you will be able to define your role as a Respiratory Protection Administrator, including legal requirements and designations, hazard assessment, factors in respirator selection, maintenance and fitting and testing, program evaluation and worker training.
Who Should Attend
This program is intended for occupational health nurses or other clinicians who provide direct health care services for workers or employees. This program should be particularly valuable for service providers staffing medical clinics, both on- and off-site any business, including manufacturing facilities and hospitals.
Free for AAOHN Members and Non-members