Selection, Use, and Care of Respiratory Protection Equipment

Present a review of respiratory protection fundamentals, including selection, fit testing, and application of Protection Factors.  Provide examples of use in various applications with both air-purifying and atmosphere supplying types.  Review applicable regulations and standards and review maintenance best practices.

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DATE
: October 19, 2017
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT

Speaker:

Guy Colonna
Guy Colonna is the Division Director, managing the Technical Services department for the National Fire Protection Association, where he links the needs of various stakeholders with the technical staff.

He has been with NFPA for 30 years and holds engineering degrees from the US Coast Guard Academy and Stanford University.  He is also a registered professional engineer in chemical engineering in Massachusetts.

His past responsibilities at NFPA have included management of industrial and chemical fire protection standards development projects dealing with safeguards at dust hazard process locations, explosives, industrial fire brigades, explosion protection systems including venting of deflagrations, chemical classification, and pyrotechnics and special effects.

He developed and instructs NFPA's confined space safety training courses and combustible dust and explosion protection seminars. He has previously served as the Executive Secretary to the Industrial Fire Protection Section of the NFPA. He has served on Department of Transportation and Department of Labor-OSHA advisory committees representing NFPA.

He is the author of technical papers and presentations on confined space safe practices, hot work safe practices, chemical hazard identification and classification, combustible dusts fire and explosion hazard protection, and pyrotechnics and special effects. He is the editor of the NFPA Guide to Combustible Dusts.

He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and American Society of Safety Engineers.

Sponsors:

Scott Safety
Scott Safety is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of high performance respiratory protection products, monitoring and sensor equipment, and other protective solutions for a wide range of industries including emergency services, petroleum, chemical and construction. The company has a broad, global offering of premium safety products that includes SCBA, air purifying respirators and gas detection systems. www.scottsafety.com

Dräger
Dräger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Founded in Lübeck in 1889, Dräger has grown into a worldwide, DAX-listed enterprise in its fifth generation as a family-run business. Our long-term success is predicated on a value-oriented corporate culture with four central strengths: close collaboration with our customers, the expertise of our employees, continuous innovation and outstanding quality. As an international leader in medical and safety technology, Dräger develops innovative equipment and solutions people the world over trust. No matter where Dräger products are used: it’s always about life. Whether for use in clinical, industrial or mining applications, in firefighting or rescue services, Dräger products protect, support and save lives. www.draeger.com

Moldex
Moldex manufactures innovative respiratory and hearing solutions that are designed to increase compliance by maximizing worker comfort and convenience, while at the same time helping companies to realize greater cost savings through unsurpassed durability and extended product life spans.   www.moldex.com/ohs

Duration: 1 Hour

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