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Respiratory Protection Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.


We Offer Three Different Types of Respiratory Protection Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Respiratory Protection certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Respiratory Protection Training Course?

Our Respiratory Protection safety training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on common respiratory illnesses, PPE and how to use it correctly, Safe Operations, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1.5 – 2 hours.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA Requirements:


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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    Respiratory Protection Certification Standards

    U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
    • (c) – Respiratory Protection Program
    • (d) – Selection of Respirators
    • (e) – Medical Evaluation
    • (f) – Fit Testing
    • (g) – Use of Respirators
    • (h) – Maintenance & Care of Respirators
    • Breathing air quality & use
  • Canada Standards

    • CSA Z94.4-11 – Selection, use, and care of respirators
    • CSA Z180.1-13 – Compressed breathing air and systems

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Respiratory Protection Safety Training?

    In line with OSHA requirements, anyone who works with electricity must receive training prior to working on their own. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, OSHA’s standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Respiratory Protection

    Did You Know?

    Respiratory protection is consistently on OSHA’s top-10 violations list.

    In 2019, OSHA cited over 2,400 respiratory protection violations (NSC).

    Up to 762,000 cancer diagnoses each year stem from prolonged exposure to workplace carcinogens.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Why is respiratory protection important?

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    Some environments have insufficient oxygen levels, harmful dusts, gases, and vapors which could cause suffocation, cancer, and other illnesses.

    What is the PPE used for respiratory protection?

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    Several kinds of masks are used depending on the environment. The two most common kinds include particulate respirators (which filter out airborne particles) and air-purifying respirators (which filter out chemicals and gases). However, depending on the workplace environment, other measures may be taken to eliminate respiratory hazards.

    Is dust really a hazard?

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    Dust particles can collect in the lungs and the lung tissues which can injure the lungs. Some particles are more dangerous for the lungs because toxins could be released by macrophages in the lungs.


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