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Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
Respiratory Protection Refresher Training by WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
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  • 1. RESPIRATORYRESPIRATORY PROTECTIONPROTECTION A REFRESHER CLASSA REFRESHER CLASS
  • 2. WelcomeWelcome to a self-guided refresher class forto a self-guided refresher class for respirator users needing annualrespirator users needing annual training.training. This class consists of:This class consists of: 1. This1. This Respiratory ProtectionRespiratory Protection PowerpointPowerpoint 2. A2. A Respirator InspectionRespirator Inspection PowerpointPowerpoint 3. A short online quiz3. A short online quiz
  • 3. To proceed with the class, youTo proceed with the class, you the student, are in control. Slidesthe student, are in control. Slides and text will progress with theand text will progress with the click of the mouse. In a fewclick of the mouse. In a few cases, changes will happencases, changes will happen automatically.automatically. Enjoy your session andEnjoy your session and learn lots!learn lots!
  • 4. As a respirator user,As a respirator user, each yeareach year you are required toyou are required to….….  Complete this session and testComplete this session and test  Complete a refresher classComplete a refresher class  And have a successful respiratorAnd have a successful respirator fit test with the respirator you usefit test with the respirator you use To meet these requirementsTo meet these requirements……….……….  Contact your EH&S representative toContact your EH&S representative to schedule a respirator fit test or checkschedule a respirator fit test or check on the EH&SS web site calendar foron the EH&SS web site calendar for fit testing times at your facility.fit testing times at your facility.
  • 5. The respiratory hazards in yourThe respiratory hazards in your workplace should be evaluated byworkplace should be evaluated by your supervisoryour supervisor….….  At the time of hireAt the time of hire  If you are a new respirator userIf you are a new respirator user  Before you begin working with new or differentBefore you begin working with new or different chemicalschemicals  Before you begin working with the sameBefore you begin working with the same chemicals under different conditionschemicals under different conditions If any of these change, inform your supervisorIf any of these change, inform your supervisor
  • 6. Respiratory Hazard AssessmentRespiratory Hazard Assessment TableTable…..…..  Complete for each task, chemical or type of chemicalComplete for each task, chemical or type of chemical  Submit it to your EH&S representativeSubmit it to your EH&S representative TheThe Respiratory Hazard AssessmentRespiratory Hazard Assessment formform (and an example of a completed form)(and an example of a completed form) can be obtained bycan be obtained by contacting your EH&S representative or by downloading thecontacting your EH&S representative or by downloading the formform herehere
  • 7. When evaluating respiratoryWhen evaluating respiratory hazards, your supervisor shouldhazards, your supervisor should alsoalso…..…..  Evaluate what type of respiratory protectionEvaluate what type of respiratory protection should be used such asshould be used such as • Type of respiratorType of respirator • Filter and cartridge neededFilter and cartridge needed • How long the filter and cartridges can be usedHow long the filter and cartridges can be used Evaluate other personal protective equipment neededEvaluate other personal protective equipment needed as wellas well Contact your EH&S representative for respiratoryContact your EH&S representative for respiratory protection recommendationsprotection recommendations
  • 8. Before using respiratorsBefore using respirators, always, always evaluate the possibility ofevaluate the possibility of….….  Using engineering controlsUsing engineering controls byby – Opening windows or doorsOpening windows or doors – Using local exhaust fans or chemical fumeUsing local exhaust fans or chemical fume hoodshoods  Using administrative controlsUsing administrative controls byby – Substituting less hazardous chemicalSubstituting less hazardous chemical – Reducing exposure time to the chemicalReducing exposure time to the chemical – Contracting out workContracting out work – Working outdoorsWorking outdoors
  • 9. Evaluating your healthEvaluating your health is alsois also important when using a respirator,important when using a respirator, becausebecause……  Using a respirator adds stress to theUsing a respirator adds stress to the cardiovascular and respiratory system.cardiovascular and respiratory system.  This added stress could complicate or addThis added stress could complicate or add to some existing health conditions.to some existing health conditions.  Typically when using a respirator, other PPETypically when using a respirator, other PPE is also used, creating additional stress onis also used, creating additional stress on the body.the body.  To help evaluate your health risks……..To help evaluate your health risks……..
  • 10. A medical questionnaire is requiredA medical questionnaire is required  As a new respirator userAs a new respirator user  Every two years or if directed differently byEvery two years or if directed differently by the physicianthe physician  Whenever a user’s health changesWhenever a user’s health changes significantlysignificantly
  • 11. A respirator medical questionnaireA respirator medical questionnaire Is confidential and only seen by the healthIs confidential and only seen by the health care providercare provider  Is reviewed by a licensed health care providerIs reviewed by a licensed health care provider  Is obtained by contacting your EH&SIs obtained by contacting your EH&S representative or at the following L&I website:representative or at the following L&I website: Check out L&I WebsiteCheck out L&I Website Submit your completed questionnaire in theSubmit your completed questionnaire in the provided self-addressed return envelope toprovided self-addressed return envelope to your EH&S representativeyour EH&S representative
  • 12. Selecting a proper respiratorSelecting a proper respirator  Important things to remember!Important things to remember!  EH&S has many makes and models toEH&S has many makes and models to trytry  EH&S will assist in selectionEH&S will assist in selection  If you are a new user or you already useIf you are a new user or you already use a respirator and are having problemsa respirator and are having problems with it, contact your EH&Swith it, contact your EH&S representative for assistancerepresentative for assistance ??
  • 13. Selecting a proper respiratorSelecting a proper respirator  MOREMORE important things to remember!important things to remember!  Know the contaminants and their concentrationsKnow the contaminants and their concentrations that you are being exposed tothat you are being exposed to  If there isn’t sufficient oxygen presentIf there isn’t sufficient oxygen present (below(below 19.5%),19.5%), supplied air respirators must be usedsupplied air respirators must be used  If contaminants or their concentrations presentIf contaminants or their concentrations present Immediately Dangerous to Life and HealthImmediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH)(IDLH) conditions, supplied air respirators must beconditions, supplied air respirators must be usedused
  • 14. Selecting a proper respiratorSelecting a proper respirator  If contaminants haveIf contaminants have poor warningpoor warning propertiesproperties (taste, smell, irritant), supplied(taste, smell, irritant), supplied air respirators must be usedair respirators must be used  If you have facial hair, or can’t fit anyIf you have facial hair, or can’t fit any respirator, powered air purifyingrespirator, powered air purifying helmet units can be used whenever ahelmet units can be used whenever a negative pressure respirator can benegative pressure respirator can be used.used.
  • 15. Selecting filters and cartridgesSelecting filters and cartridges PesticidesPesticides  Check the label for recommendationCheck the label for recommendation  For most all pesticides the following two areFor most all pesticides the following two are recommended:recommended: – Dust/mist/fumes filterDust/mist/fumes filter  No spray oils present: N-95 or P-100 (HEPA)No spray oils present: N-95 or P-100 (HEPA)  Spray oils present: R-95 or P-100 (HEPA)Spray oils present: R-95 or P-100 (HEPA) – ToxicsToxics  Organic vapor cartridge (OV), or OV and acid gasOrganic vapor cartridge (OV), or OV and acid gas cartridge, or multi-contaminant cartridgecartridge, or multi-contaminant cartridge
  • 16. Selecting filters and cartridgesSelecting filters and cartridges  Solvents and corrosivesSolvents and corrosives – Contact your EH&S representative or respiratorContact your EH&S representative or respirator manufacturermanufacturer – Solvents can have poor warning properties andSolvents can have poor warning properties and short breakthrough timesshort breakthrough times  Asbestos and other respirable particles (<Asbestos and other respirable particles (< 10 um)10 um) – P-100 (HEPA) filtersP-100 (HEPA) filters  Nuisance dust, mists, fumesNuisance dust, mists, fumes – N-95, R-95 (if contain oil), or P-100 filtersN-95, R-95 (if contain oil), or P-100 filters
  • 17. Testing your respiratorTesting your respirator  When first selecting a respirator, finding oneWhen first selecting a respirator, finding one that has a good seal and is comfortable isthat has a good seal and is comfortable is done by trying a variety of respirators anddone by trying a variety of respirators and passing a respirator fit test by EH&Spassing a respirator fit test by EH&S  Several factors can lead to a respirator thatSeveral factors can lead to a respirator that does not seal properlydoes not seal properly  That is why a respirator fit test is requiredThat is why a respirator fit test is required annually to help insure its fit and to reviewannually to help insure its fit and to review your use and care of the respiratoryour use and care of the respirator
  • 18.  RecentRecent dental workdental work, and dentures, and dentures  Facial surgeryFacial surgery, treatments, scars, treatments, scars  Weight loss or gainWeight loss or gain of 15 pounds or moreof 15 pounds or more  Facial changes fromFacial changes from agingaging  Improper storage and maintenanceImproper storage and maintenance of respiratorof respirator  RespiratorRespirator strapsstraps losing their elasticitylosing their elasticity Factors that can change fitFactors that can change fit
  • 19. A major factor that affects fitA major factor that affects fit  A respirator fit test cannot be given ifA respirator fit test cannot be given if there is facial hair present.there is facial hair present.  A good fit cannot be expected the dayA good fit cannot be expected the day you use your respirator when not cleanyou use your respirator when not clean shavenshaven
  • 20. When getting a respirator fit test:When getting a respirator fit test:  Be clean shaven in the area of theBe clean shaven in the area of the respirator seal zone that dayrespirator seal zone that day  Bring your respiratorBring your respirator
  • 21. Using your respirator properlyUsing your respirator properly Before you use your respirator, be sure you understand:Before you use your respirator, be sure you understand: 1.1. InspectionsInspections (Review(Review Respirator InspectionRespirator Inspection presentation)presentation) 2.2. Donning and doffing (on and off)Donning and doffing (on and off) 3.3. MaintenanceMaintenance 4.4. Changing cartridges and filtersChanging cartridges and filters 5.5. What to do when things go wrongWhat to do when things go wrong
  • 22. 1. Before you use your1. Before you use your respiratorrespirator……  Inspect the respiratorInspect the respirator to make sure all partsto make sure all parts are in place, in good condition, clean, andare in place, in good condition, clean, and operableoperable  Make sureMake sure cartridges and filterscartridges and filters are theare the proper ones for the jobproper ones for the job and are notand are not damaged and not expireddamaged and not expired  After donning the respirator, doAfter donning the respirator, do a positivea positive and negative fit checkand negative fit check --DemonstrationDemonstration
  • 23. 2.How you put on your respirator2.How you put on your respirator is importantis important  Placing a half-face first on the bridge of the nosePlacing a half-face first on the bridge of the nose and tightening the upper straps first insuresand tightening the upper straps first insures placement for best comfort and prevention fromplacement for best comfort and prevention from sliding down when perspiringsliding down when perspiring  Make sure the straps are adjusted evenly on bothMake sure the straps are adjusted evenly on both sides and the respirator is centered on the face.sides and the respirator is centered on the face. Using a mirror is helpful for full-face usersUsing a mirror is helpful for full-face users  Adjusting too tight can result in a poor fit fromAdjusting too tight can result in a poor fit from distortion, discomfort and pain, short use periodsdistortion, discomfort and pain, short use periods due to discomfort, headachesdue to discomfort, headaches
  • 24. How you put on your respirator isHow you put on your respirator is importantimportant  Donning Particulate RespiratorsDonning Particulate Respirators  Donning Dual Cartridge RespiratorsDonning Dual Cartridge Respirators  Donning Half-face RespiratorsDonning Half-face Respirators  Donning Full-face RespiratorsDonning Full-face Respirators
  • 25. When removing your respiratorWhen removing your respirator  Remove your contaminated gloves firstRemove your contaminated gloves first  If the respirator is contaminated,If the respirator is contaminated, decontaminate the respirator or put newdecontaminate the respirator or put new clean gloves on before removing yourclean gloves on before removing your respiratorrespirator
  • 26. 3. Knowing when to change3. Knowing when to change filters and cartridges isfilters and cartridges is very importantvery important  There must be aThere must be a written change-out schedulewritten change-out schedule for them in the work area so employeesfor them in the work area so employees change them out consistentlychange them out consistently  Very few cartridges have change-out indicatorsVery few cartridges have change-out indicators on them telling you when to change themon them telling you when to change them  For solvents and acids, contact theFor solvents and acids, contact the manufacturer or an EH&S representativemanufacturer or an EH&S representative
  • 27. Changing cartridges and filtersChanging cartridges and filters  ForFor pesticides and toxicspesticides and toxics change them afterchange them after eight hours of use.eight hours of use.  If periods of use are shorter than 8 hours,If periods of use are shorter than 8 hours, add cumulative times.add cumulative times.  If periods in-between use extend 2 weeks orIf periods in-between use extend 2 weeks or more reduce the eight hour total time.more reduce the eight hour total time.
  • 28. Changing filtersChanging filters  N-95 filtersN-95 filters – change when breathing– change when breathing becomes more difficult due to resistancebecomes more difficult due to resistance  R-95 filtersR-95 filters – change after eight hours of– change after eight hours of use when mists containing oil are presentuse when mists containing oil are present  P-100P-100 – change when breathing becomes– change when breathing becomes more difficult due to resistancemore difficult due to resistance
  • 29. 4. Taking good care of your4. Taking good care of your respirator will increase its usefulrespirator will increase its useful lifetime and insure it workslifetime and insure it works properly…properly… when you need it towhen you need it to..
  • 30. Keep a clean respiratorKeep a clean respirator  Dirt particles under exhalation valves canDirt particles under exhalation valves can reduce your seal/fit factorreduce your seal/fit factor  Dirt, oils, bacteria, soaps, and disinfectantsDirt, oils, bacteria, soaps, and disinfectants left on respirators can lead to skin irritationleft on respirators can lead to skin irritation and dermatitis so make sure your respiratorand dermatitis so make sure your respirator is clean and well rinsed before each useis clean and well rinsed before each use  It is recommended to clean after each useIt is recommended to clean after each use
  • 31. Clean your respirator properlyClean your respirator properly  Clean in warm waterClean in warm water (not to exceed 100(not to exceed 100oo F)F)  Use a mild detergentUse a mild detergent  Wash with a soft spongeWash with a soft sponge (brush if resistant)(brush if resistant) Rinse withRinse with runningrunning (required)(required) warm waterwarm water (not to exceed 100(not to exceed 100oo F)F) Sanitize (required) and rinseSanitize (required) and rinse againagain Recommend using one-stepRecommend using one-step combination detergent/sanitizer tocombination detergent/sanitizer to reduce sanitizer stepreduce sanitizer step
  • 32. Clean your respirator properlyClean your respirator properly  Dry the respirator with a lint free clothDry the respirator with a lint free cloth  Or hang in a clean area until dryOr hang in a clean area until dry  Package it up as soon as it is dry. Do notPackage it up as soon as it is dry. Do not leave hanging outleave hanging out  Inspect the respirator after re-assemblyInspect the respirator after re-assembly – Review the Respirator Inspection presentationReview the Respirator Inspection presentation
  • 33. RepairRepair  Replace worn and defective parts with partsReplace worn and defective parts with parts ONLYONLY for that specific respiratorfor that specific respirator  Do not use a respirator until all necessaryDo not use a respirator until all necessary repairs are completedrepairs are completed  Have readily available the most commonlyHave readily available the most commonly needed parts for timely repair to insure aneeded parts for timely repair to insure a working respirator is always usedworking respirator is always used
  • 34. It makes a lot of sense to…It makes a lot of sense to… store your respirator properlystore your respirator properly  It prevents it from getting distorted, whichIt prevents it from getting distorted, which will cause it to lose its ability to fit properlywill cause it to lose its ability to fit properly and require it to be replacedand require it to be replaced  It prevents it from getting damagedIt prevents it from getting damaged  It prevents it from becoming contaminatedIt prevents it from becoming contaminated reducing the protection it can providereducing the protection it can provide
  • 35. Good storage means….Good storage means….  Storage in an uncontaminated areaStorage in an uncontaminated area  Store contaminated cartridges separateStore contaminated cartridges separate from respiratorfrom respirator  Store cartridges and respirator in cleanStore cartridges and respirator in clean sealed containers such as self-sealingsealed containers such as self-sealing bags or sealed plastic containersbags or sealed plastic containers  To prevent distortion,store in separateTo prevent distortion,store in separate hard containers and not in tool boxes orhard containers and not in tool boxes or with other itemswith other items
  • 36. Good storage also means…Good storage also means…  Storage away from heat, sun, and moistureStorage away from heat, sun, and moisture  Moisture can reduce the life of someMoisture can reduce the life of some cartridgescartridges  Leaving cartridges unsealed can reduceLeaving cartridges unsealed can reduce their useful lifetheir useful life
  • 37. When things go wrongWhen things go wrong KNOW WHAT TO DO
  • 38. If you experienceIf you experience……  Warning signs of taste, smell, irritation,Warning signs of taste, smell, irritation, coughcough  Medical symptoms such as difficulty inMedical symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain,breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain, over exertionover exertion  Signs and symptoms of exposure toSigns and symptoms of exposure to contaminantscontaminants
  • 39. Get out of area to fresh air andGet out of area to fresh air and remove respiratorremove respirator  Get out of area to fresh air and removeGet out of area to fresh air and remove respiratorrespirator  Get out of area to fresh air andGet out of area to fresh air and remove respiratorremove respirator  Get out of area to fresh air andGet out of area to fresh air and remove respiratorremove respirator Get out of area to fresh airGet out of area to fresh air and remove respiratorand remove respirator
  • 40. What to check and doWhat to check and do……  Inspect respiratorInspect respirator  Change cartridges or filtersChange cartridges or filters  Red-don respirator and do positive andRed-don respirator and do positive and negative fit checks to your satisfactionnegative fit checks to your satisfaction  Re-enter and if conditions persist, exit andRe-enter and if conditions persist, exit and notify your supervisornotify your supervisor  Address medical and exposure symptomsAddress medical and exposure symptoms and inform supervisorand inform supervisor When safely in fresh air,
  • 41. Why is it important to makeWhy is it important to make sure your fit is good, and thatsure your fit is good, and that you use and maintain theyou use and maintain the respirator properly?respirator properly?
  • 42. So that your respirator canSo that your respirator can provide the level of protectionprovide the level of protection it is designed to give…it is designed to give… and the level of protectionand the level of protection you needyou need
  • 43. If you don’t do these thingsIf you don’t do these things You operate with a false sense of protectionYou operate with a false sense of protection and open yourself to:and open yourself to:  Chronic exposures you never know aboutChronic exposures you never know about  Acute exposures that you will know about later-Acute exposures that you will know about later- after it’s too late for protectionafter it’s too late for protection
  • 44. PotentialPotential hazardshazards you could beyou could be exposed to include…exposed to include…  ToxicsToxics where acute or chronic exposure couldwhere acute or chronic exposure could result in systemic poisoning, illness, organresult in systemic poisoning, illness, organ disfunction, sensitization,or deathdisfunction, sensitization,or death  CorrosivesCorrosives (acids), which can cause temporary or(acids), which can cause temporary or permanent tissue damage in the respiratorypermanent tissue damage in the respiratory systemsystem  Carcinogens & particulatesCarcinogens & particulates, which can lead to, which can lead to cancer or other respiratory illnesses respectivelycancer or other respiratory illnesses respectively  AllergensAllergens that promote illness, allergic reaction,that promote illness, allergic reaction, reduced productivity, & sensitizationreduced productivity, & sensitization
  • 45. Using respiratory protectionUsing respiratory protection makes it possible for you tomakes it possible for you to work safelywork safely Following your RespiratoryFollowing your Respiratory Protection Program allows you toProtection Program allows you to work with confidencework with confidence
  • 46. Click if you are ready to take the training quiz Click here if you would like to return to the beginning of the training to review for the quiz The Respiratory ProtectionThe Respiratory Protection Refresher Training is completeRefresher Training is complete Return to the EH&S training menu to take the Respirator Inspection PowerPoint as part of this training

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