Respirator Basics


Washington State law requires employers to develop and implement a Respiratory Protection Program whenever employees are exposed to respiratory hazards such as oxygen deficient conditions and harmful airborne hazards. This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the Respirator Standard (WAC 296-842) and to present guidance to employers in the development of an effective Respiratory Protection Program including: Identifying basic respirator types; Evaluating employee exposures to respiratory hazards and; The minimal required elements of a written Respiratory Protection Program Program administration Respirator selection Medical evaluation and fit testing Maintenance and care of respirators Employee training and recordkeeping Voluntary vs. mandatory use Workshop designed for: employers and designees responsible for developing and administration of your company's Respiratory Protection Program.

Respirator Basics workshops are not currently being scheduled but may be available by request for small groups. Please contact the DOSH Workshop Program at

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