Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers

Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers

Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers

Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers

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The purpose of a respirator is to protect your health and safety. This video from the U.S. Department of Labor covers a basic understanding of why respirators are used and how to properly use them. It will also identify the major components of a respiratory protection program, which must meet the requirements of Federal or State OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, and debunk common myths related to respirators and their use.

COURSE INFORMATION

15 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-03-13Updated 2020-03-13

Course Objectives

  • Understand why respirators are used in the healthcare industry, and how to properly use them.
  • Understand that a standard issued by OSHA or by an OSHA-approved State plan, requires that your employer have a comprehensive respiratory protection program whenever respirators must be used.
  • Identify the common myths about respirators that you may hear in your workplace.
  • Understand how to use a respirator and understand the major components of a respiratory protection program.

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