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Some working environments and processes require respiratory protection when engineering controls and administrative practices alone will not provide sufficient worker protection. If respiratory protection for work is required, OSHA regulations require that appropriate training be completed prior to being fitted to a mask, and annually thereafter. Below is information regarding appropriate training courses for respiratory protection.
N95 Respirator Training
For those employees that require the use of an N95 for protection, training is now accessible through the Skillsoft system. The training module is titled: CU: N95 Respirator Safety. In addition, a medical assessment and fit test are required prior to use. Please visit the Respiratory Protection Page for additional information.
For respirator types other than N95s
Annual completion of the SkillSoft Respiratory Protection Course is required (Available through the Skillsort system). The training module is titled: Skillsoft: Respiratory Protection Course (SAH0474). In addition, a medical assessment, risk assessment of the exposure area, and fit test are required prior to the use of any respirator. Once training and occupational health forms have been completed, contact EHS to schedule a fit-test.