You will examine the most recent Canadian Standards Association standard and Saskatchewan legislation related to respiratory fit testing. You will examine the implementation of the standard in the workplace by occupational health and safety practitioners. You will also have an opportunity to conduct and observe both qualitative and quantitative fit testing. You will be trained as a Respiratory Fit Tester and be able to fit test other employees at your worksite. This course does not cover respirators required for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) or oxygen deficient atmospheres.
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