How to Properly Use Respirators

This 4 minute safety training video covers: What are the uses of respirators, how respirators works, what is Osha’s assigned protection factors (APFs), NIOSH respirator selection guide, how a strength of a filter is listed, what is a cartridge respirator, how to properly wear respirator, what is air purifying respirator. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 22 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's Respiratory Protection and Safety Training DVD program has been specifically created to involve employees in the process of understanding respiratory hazards and to help facilities in fulfilling OSHA's Respiratory Standards (29 CFR,1910.103, 134) training requirements. The DVD program includes OSHA and NIOSH changes to their respiratory protection training requirements, such as fit testing protocols and cleaning/disinfecting procedures.

The DVD program shows examples of the "N" class respirators and other respirators being used in a variety of settings. One of the problems with many respiratory hazards (such as fumes or gases) is that employees can not easily "see" them. Even more visible hazards, such as dusts, are often accepted as part of a "normal" work environment. As a result, many respiratory problems only become clearly evident well after the original exposure. Yet once they occur, most respiratory problems are "chronic" and long lasting.

Areas covered in the program include:

Respiratory Protection and Safety Training DVD Covers:

  • How to Properly Use Respirators
  • How the respiratory system "works",
  • Common types of respiratory problems,
  • Potential effects of respiratory hazards,
  • Causes of respiratory problems,
  • Good respiratory safety practices,
  • Respiratory safety equipment,
  • and more.
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Video Transcript

Prior to using respirators for the first time each worker must receive a medical evaluations from a physician or other license healthcare professional because using respirator places physical demands on the worker. People with illnesses such as asthma or heart disease may not be able to wear a respirator, once a worker passes these medical screening they are allowed to use respirators in the workplace. Before they do however, the type of respirator they’ll be using may require a fit test. Some atmosphere supplying respirators use hoods or helmets that are loose fitting that is be covered the head completely and do not need to be fit tested. Other respirators are tight fitting, they have a mask that covers the face only before these type of respirators can be use it must be fit tested.