Respiratory Protection and Safety

Respiratory Protection and Safety

Updated Jun 17, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Understand the various types of respiratory hazards that can be encountered in the workplace.
  • Understand the purpose and content of a Respiratory Protection Program.
  • Know the basic types of respirators and how they work.
  • Know safe work practices that you can follow to avoid respiratory hazards on the job.
Course Description

Course Description

MARCOM's interactive course on Respiratory Protection and Safety provides employees with important information to help facilities comply with requirements of the OSHA Respiratory Standard. Each year, tens of thousands of U.S. workers are exposed to harmful airborne contaminants. These noxious gases, dusts, vapors and biological pathogens can cause lung damage, cancer and other serious illnesses. Some can quickly cause loss of consciousness and even death, often without warning.

To avoid these hazards, workers need to understand the risks associated with airborne contaminants as well as the government regulations and safe work practices that can protect them. They also need to be familiar with various types of respirators, understand how they work, and know how to use them. Areas covered in this course include the need for a Respiratory Protection Program, respiratory basics and disposable masks, air-purifying respirators and filter types, atmosphere-supplying respirators including SARs and SCBAs, fit testing a respirator, wearing a respirator, maintaining a respirator and more.

Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today.  The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood and retained. 

Course Duration

45 minutes