In this course, we focus on developing and implementing a viable respiratory program that goes well with California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) standards. The education program provides essential training to learners to gain expertise in extending respiratory protection to workers who are dealing with healthcare services to humans and animals or work in an environment which can cause health hazards through unprotected respiration.
This online training course has been developed to satisfy the training guidelines for Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 5144 & 5199 Respiratory Protection Safety Standard.
Those who are doing this course will get familiarized with some of the provisions of the HMR. The training modules are prepared to make workers effectively handle, pack, mark, label, placard and transport hazardous materials through various transport means. We will also discuss about the security needs mentioned in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), and provide guidance and suggestions to meet those safety requirements.
Who Must Take this Course?
Employees who are working in the healthcare environments where they face various health hazards due to airborne chemicals, poisonous gases, airborne microorganisms or byproducts of humans and animals can join this course. These workers can get various respiratory ailments and need proper awareness and education to protect them. Employers of Hospitals and other human and animal healthcare centres have moral and legal obligations to provide protective work culture for workers against respiratory and other airborne diseases.
Our Cal/OSHA Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Safety Training has good quality training materials such as well-researched content, graphical and audio presentations for effective learning and a huge question bank for better preparations for students before the final exam.
Candidates upon successful completion are provided with a hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card.
Continuing education credits?
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to the Cal/OSHA Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers Training Course
- Overview of Standards for Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers
- Key Terms
- Respiratory Hazards and Their Sources in Healthcare Settings
- Chemical Hazards in Healthcare Settings
- Aerosol Transmissible Diseases
- Diseases and Pathogens That Require Airborne Infection Isolation
- Pathogens That Require Droplet Precaution
- Zoonotic Aerosol Transmissible Diseases
- Applicable Standards
- Cal/OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard
- When Is a Facility Required to Comply with the Respiratory Protection Standard?
- Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard
- Comparison and Management of the Requirements for Both Standards
- Human Healthcare and Related Facilities That Are Subject to the ATD Standards
- Animal Healthcare and Related Facilities That Are Subject to the ATD Standards
- Elimination, Reduction, and Control of Respiratory Hazards in Healthcare Settings
- Elimination and Reduction of Respiratory Hazards
- Methods to Eliminate or Reduce Chemical Respiratory Hazards
- Requirements for Controlling the Exposure to ATD Pathogens
- Methods to Control the Exposure to ATD Pathogens
- Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Prevent Exposure
- Fit Testing of Respirators
- Different Types of Respirators
- Air-Purifying Respirators
- Classes of NIOSH-Approved Respirator Filters
- Air-Supplying Respirators
- Respirator Selection for Workers
- Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of a Respiratory Protection Program
- Required Actions for Compliance
- Step 1 – Assign a Specific Person to Be the Administrator
- Step 2 – Perform a Respiratory Hazard Evaluation of the Healthcare Facility
- Seek the Help of Outside Experts
- Methods Used to Evaluate Respiratory Hazards
- Changes at Facility That Require Reevaluation of Respiratory Hazards
- Scheduled Program Evaluations Versus Reevaluation of Hazard Levels
- Step 3 – Eliminate or Reduce the Need for Respiratory Protection in the Workplace
- Step 4 – Become Knowledgeable About Respiratory Protection and Its Use
- Step 5 – Develop and Implement a Written Plan
- Step 6 – Establish a Training Program
- Step 7 – Conduct an Ongoing Evaluation of the Program
- Respiratory Protection Program Evaluation Process
- Evaluation Checklist
- Step 8 – Maintain Records
- Additional Resources