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Respiratory Protection Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant 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 with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

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

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

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

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our Respiratory Protection safety training course is OSHA compliant, 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 pr

actical 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 standards:

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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!

    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 respiratory protection train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the respiratory protection training online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the respiratory protection training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime respiratory protection 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 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.

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    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is respiratory protection important?

    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?

    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?

    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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    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!