Respiratory Protection Program Management

Susan Harwood Training Grant

Course Outline

This training course is intended to educate participants on the requirements of developing and implementing a compliant Respiratory Protection Program.  The focus of this course will be on topics related to preparation for an infectious disease pandemic. At the end of this training the attendee should be able to: 
     1) Manage an effective respiratory protection program through proficient application of 29 CFR 1910.134
     2) Compare potential routes of exposure
     3) Identify and implement potential controls (engineering, administrative, and PPE)
     4) List the equipment needed to support fit testing
     5) Explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative fit testing
     6) Discuss the different types of respiratory protection available
     7) Demonstrate correct donning/doffing of respiratory protection

This training course is 7.5 hours and participants will receive a certificate of completion that may be suitable for professional certification maintenance (CSP, CIH, CHMM, CHSP, etc.). 

This course will provide 7.5 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours. Accreditation statement: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association –  Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002176

This course has been approved by ABSA International - The Association for Biosafety & Biosecurity for 1.0 CM point for attendees (Approval # 23-2324) and by the IHMM for 7.5 Certification Maintenance Points (CMPs) for recertification.


Your tuition for this course is paid for through the Susan Harwood Training Grant.  You may attend the course at no cost to you or your institution.

Training Schedule

The current schedule of available training dates can be downloaded by clicking here. Check back often as new class training dates may become available.  Training sessions are available both in English and Spanish.


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Terms & Conditions

This training is available only to employees and employers who are subject to OSHA regulatory requirements.  Grant-funded training is not available to state or local government employees unless they have occupational safety & health responsibilities (e.g. occupational safety and health trainers, program managers, committee members, or employees responsible for abating unsafe and unhealthy working conditions for their organization).  Registration in this course confirms that meet these conditions.  This training will include the opportunity to don, doff, and fit test respiratory protection including N95, half-face, full-face, and powered air-purifying respirators.  Anyone participating in this training and wanting to put on a respirator agrees that they have been medically cleared by their employer to do so in accordance with OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard.

DISCLAIMER: The material presented in this course was produced under grant number SH-39148-SH2 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U. S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U. S. Government. The U.S. Government does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed.