range from simple filters like N95 masks for Tuberculosis to Air
Respirators (APRs) to self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA).
Regardless of the type,
respirators need training and maintenance programs as well as
verification of appropriate
size and fit for the device and users in question.
Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. It requires a
written program for respirator use, medical evaluations of the
respirator users, fit testing of respirator models used on
potential wearers, and training of the respirator users.
The Respiratory Protection Train-the-Trainer program will
prepare the attendee to coordinate the respiratory protection
program, conduct the training, and perform both qualitative and
quantitative fit testing.