Managing Respiratory Protection Programs - The Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) Administrator

Improper use of respiratory protective devices may expose employees to respiratory toxins and/or infectious illnesses. In this webinar, we will address common myths related to respiratory protection and provide information to reinforce a respiratory protection program administrator's responsibilities.

OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134(C)(3) requires employers to designate a program administrator, who is qualified by appropriate training or experience that is commensurate with the complexity of the program, to administer or oversee the respiratory protection program and conduct the required evaluations of program effectiveness.

  • Medical Clearance vs Medical Surveillance
  • Respirator use - Required or suggested
  • Fit-testing, Qualitative or quantitative or both
  • Qualification/selection of fit tester
  • Fit-testing Procedure
  • Order of fit-testing
  • Frequency of fit-testing
  • Reuse vs extended use
  • Elastomeric vs Filtering facepiece
  • Required, suggested, not an element
  • Respirators, Appendixes - Mandatory, Required, Voluntary Use
  • Training - On-line or in person?
  • Qualification / selection of medical professionals

This webinar is designed for individuals who may design, develop, implement, administer and sustain a respiratory protection program. It will help participants develop and maintain a respiratory protection program that complies with all state and federal regulations.

Register below for this free webinar
DATE:
August 29, 2019
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT

Speaker:
Dennis A. Terpin, PhD, O.H.S.T. is a member of the ASTM F23.65 International Technical Committee on Respiratory Protection. Dennis is the Senior Industrial Hygienist/Emergency Manager for the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Terpin is a Certified Master Level Instructor for FEMA/DHS teaching at the Center for Domestic Preparedness COBRA live agent training center instructing in respiratory protection. 

Sponsors:
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. Qualified users can try Moldex products absolutely free by going to www.moldex.com/ohs.

Honeywell
For those who work with toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances, respirators are an essential component of an effective safety program. Selecting the appropriate respirator must take into consideration the unique hazards of each worker’s particular job and job site. Hazards vary widely, from airborne particulates such as dust, fumes, gas, and vapors, or any combination of these. Honeywell offers a multitude of respirators and related equipment covering a broad spectrum of industries and work hazards. https://industrialsafety.honeywell.com/en-us/products/by-category/respiratory-protection

Construction Employers Association - (CEA)
CEA's Silica Sampling & Objective Data Program saves contractors thousands on sampling while building a database for the construction industry. Participating contractors can rely on the database when managing employee safety and multiple-contractor activities where respirable silica emissions are produced. CEA's Silica & Objective Data Program is the solution. www.ceacisp.org/SilicaProgram

3M
3M offers a comprehensive set of respiratory protection solutions that includes filtering facepiece respirators, reusable respirators, and powered and supplied air; along with adjacent solutions such as exposure assessment equipment, fit testing products, service life software for cartridges, and medical evaluations. With the acquisition of Scott Safety, we now include fire and industrial SCBA equipment, completing a holistic initiative to help protect all workers from respiratory hazards. https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/clk/449954322;254091921;k

Examinetics
Examinetics is the nation’s leading provider of Workforce Health Solutions, helping businesses of all industries protect and empower their employees with health and compliance solutions. Our comprehensive suite of occupational health services delivers strategic value to more than 3,000 clients in over 16,000 locations annually. Our mobile, onsite, and technology platforms provide medical surveillance & compliance without productivity loss - and the data required for optimal health outcomes. We call this “Insight x Onsite.” https://www.examinetics.com/

TSI RESPIRATOR FIT TESTERS
From training through compliance, the TSI PortaCount® Respirator Fit Tester eliminates guesswork by providing objective data to assist your respiratory protection program. It is the only fit test that works with all types and brands of respirators, including N95 disposables. The user-friendly design and touchscreen interface automate the fit test process, maintains records, and prints reports for OSHA compliance. The real-time FitCheckTM Mode provides immediate feedback increasing the percentage of passed fit tests. It does this by helping new users select the right size respirator and learn how to properly adjust it. It even works for hard-to-fit staff. https://www.tsi.com/products/respirator-fit-testers/

OHD
The OHD Quantifit® provides accurate and reliable, OSHA compliant fit testing in under 3 minutes with the Redon protocol, the nation’s shortest approved, that allows testing in any environment with no consumables using Controlled Negative Pressure Technology. Know your fit within seconds. CNP directly measures respirator leakage, using air as the challenge agent. By using air, you are testing the true fit of your mask. If too much air can get in, then so can hazardous gases, vapors, and particles. Test your mask. Test with confidence. https://ohdusa.com/products/quantifit

Duration: 1 Hour

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