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Hazardous Atmospheres and Respirators

In many workplaces the potential for the inhalation of hazardous substances is a serious issue that must be continually addressed. If traditional control measures to reduce these hazards are not suitable or they do not reduce the risk levels sufficiently, personal protective equipment must be used.

A respirator is a simple device designed to ensure that the air that we breathe is normal and safe. A respirator is also a device that must always be used correctly.

About the course:

The programs covers:

  • What constitutes a hazardous atmosphere
  • General information about air-purifying and supplied air respirators
  • Details of the different types of air-purifying respirators
  • A detailed look at filters
  • Appropriate selection and fit testing of air-purifying respirators
  • Details of the two common user fit checks – the positive pressure fit check and the negative pressure fit check, and
  • General guidelines that includes information on maintenance, storage, inspection and danger signals.

Who it’s for:

If you are required to wear a respirator in the workplace this means that you are working at a task, or in an area, where there is a threat, or a potential threat, to your health. It is therefore important that everyone who is potentially exposed to hazardous atmospheric conditions is fully trained about the dangers they may face and what precautions they need to take.

Video Running Time:
15 minutes

Course Contents

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Safety Training Video

On-demand safety video accompanied by supplemental material to form a complete safety video training program.

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Facilitator's Guide

Accompanying documentation includes facilitator’s framework, video transcript, exercises and a multiple-choice assessment questionnaire.

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Safety Assessment

Course includes a 10-part multiple-choice safety quiz. Participants can take the assessment as is, or the questions can be modified to suit your requirements.

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Course Certificate

Participants can print a completion certificate and training progress is stored centrally in Safetyhub to track your participant engagement KPI.

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