Basic Respiratory Protection


The goal of this course is to ensure users are qualified and properly trained in the use and maintenance of respirators.

Expected Completion Time: 30 minutes

Requirement References:

  • 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection: Personal Protective Equipment


  • Identify types of respiratory hazards and possible effects, either acute or chronic.
  • Recognize how engineering and administrative controls are applied to minimize or eliminate personnel exposure to respiratory hazards.
  • Identify the criteria used to select appropriate respiratory protection.
  • Recognize the types and limitations of air purifying respirators.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages associated with using air-purifying respirators.
  • Recall the three respirator qualifications, which must be in place before donning a respirator.
  • Recognize basic respirator user training requirements.
  • List conditions, which could interfere with the seal of a respirator.
  • Identify maintenance and storage requirements for respirators.
  • Select correct responses to emergency situations a respirator user could encounter while performing work activities