Protection Written Program
O.S.T.S., Inc. will develop a site-specific program focused on your
company’s specific operations. The written document will be
directed toward the five main areas of the Respiratory Protection
Standard - Chemical usage review, policies/procedures, equipment
selection, medical evaluations, and fit testing and training. The
final document will meet and/or exceed Cal / Fed OSHA standards,
CCR Title 8 Section 5144 / 29 CFR 1910.134.
Respiratory Protection Employee Training
This training session will ensure that the students understand the
potential for exposure and their liability and responsibility as
it relates to the company's Respiratory Protection Program. Individuals
who participate in this training will be given a comprehensive overview
of the Standard, your company’s written policies and procedures
and how hazardous materials/chemicals can affect their daily activities.
The instructor will ensure that each employee can demonstrate knowledge
of at least the following:
(A) Why the respirator is necessary and how improper fit, usage,
or maintenance can compromise the protective effect of the respirator;
(B) What the limitations and capabilities of the respirator are;
(C) How to use the respirator effectively in emergency situations,
including situations in which the respirator malfunctions;
(D) How to inspect, put on and remove, use, and check the seals
of the respirator;
(E) What the procedures are for maintenance and storage of the respirator;
(F) How to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit or
prevent the effective use of respirators; and
(G) The general requirements of this section.
Participants will receive materials/handouts needed to assist in
subject retention. The session will consist of lecture, handouts,
video presentation & fit testing.
For all clients scheduling respiratory protection training which
includes respirator fit testing (both required annually by Cal OSHA
CCR8 § 5144) the following stipulations apply:
1. Client’s applicable employees must have participated in
a medical evaluation (CCR 8 § 5144e) and have received a statement
from your company’s consulting physician stating that they
are "Fit to wear a Respirator". This document must be
signed and dated within twelve months of the respiratory training
/ fit testing course.
here for a copy of the Mandatory Medical Questionnaire
(CCR Title 8 Section 5144, Appendix C)
2. Client must have, at least, one set of P100 filters/Hepa Filters
for the respirators employees are to be tested (With
more filters available the class will move faster because students
will not have to wait for filters from previous students).
Regarding respiratory protection products, manufacturer’s
cartridges, filters and parts must NOT be interchanged with differing
3. Students MUST be clean-shaven at all areas where the respirator
seal meets the face. If facial hair is present at the mask's seal
point, student can NOT be fit tested
OSTS is not the "Employer" so the Cal OSHA requirement
is not applicable to OSTS. The purpose of this requirement is to
ensure that our clients (Employers) maintain compliance with CCR
Title 8 Section 5144(e) requirements.