Respirator Safety Training Checklist

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: July 31st, 2012
Topics: Airborne Contaminants | PPE |

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The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (1910.134(k)) requires you to ensure that all workers required to use a respirator receive the proper training before first use. The Standard doesn’t prescribe a particular type of training program but it does list the specific things workers must be able to “demonstrate knowledge” of before you can consider their training complete.

How the Tool Helps Solve the Problem

The following Checklist of what respirator safety training must cover comes from OSHA guidelines and will help you: i. do a self-assessment and determine if you comply with OSHA training requirements for respirator use; and, ii. remain in compliance going forward.