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WMTA SAFETY DIRECTOR DENNIS TERPIN ANNOUNCES OPPORTUNITY FOR CEU APPROVED SEMINARS
February 15, 2022 – Honolulu, Live and Zoom
Defining the Role of the Chemical Hygiene Officer
March 16, 2022 – Honolulu, Live and Zoom
Advanced Laboratory Safety
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WMTA BOARD MEMBER AND HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DENNIS TERPIN ANNOUNCES TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!
Train - The - Trainer - Qualitative Fit Test (QLFT)
Based on the New - ASTM - F3537-21 Standard Guide for Respirator Fit Testing Methods
This class can be instructed, In Person, In House or Virtual
***DATE TO BE DETERMINED*** For information on these classes, please contact Dennis Terpin at Ua446@aol.com
– OSHA - Standard Interpretations
Respiratory Protection Against COVID-19
The Respiratory Protection Standard also does not require the employer to train its entire workforce in the proper use of the alternative respirator. However, the employer must ensure each employee it permits to use the alternative respirator, whether required or voluntary, is included in the Respiratory Protection Program and is following its applicable components, such as training in the proper use of that respirator, including putting on and removing it, any limitations on its use, medical evaluation, and its maintenance. Finally, regardless of the type of respirator(s) provided, employers must comply with all other applicable provisions of 29 CFR 1910.134.
Fit test trainer requirements, according to OSHA’s Fit Testing Procedures—1910.134 App A Mandatory:
Quantitative Fit Test (QNFT)
1. Calibrate equipment - (CNC), (CNP)
2. Perform daily and fit tests properly.
3. Perform a valid and recognize an invalid test.
4. Calculate fit factors properly.
5. Ensure equipment is in working order.
Qualitative Fit Test (QLFT)
1. Prepare test solutions.
2. Set up equipment.
3. Perform tests properly.
4. Recognize an invalid test.
5. Ensure equipment is in working order.
This fit-testing course reviews all Respirator Program elements required for all industries in the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134), clarifies when fit-testing is needed and when Quantitative Fit Test (QNFT) and Qualitative Fit Test (QLFT) are necessary, AIHA/ANSI Z88.10-2010 "Respirator Fit Testing Methods" and ASTM - F3537-21 Standard Guide for Respirator Fit Testing Methods.
Session 1., Respiratory Protection Programs Development and Administration
Objectives, Identify administrative components required for your employers and how to establish your respiratory protection program in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.134(c)., Apply applicable 29 CFR 1910.134 standards for your workplace activities, General Industry, Healthcare and Construction.,Identify the requirements for respirator and personal protective equipment interreaction in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.132..Describe the multiple technologies to conduct qualitative and quantitative fit testing in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.134.,Identify how the Respiratory Protection Standard interacts with other OSHA standards.
Session 2., Developing Your Annual Employee Respiratory Protection and Training Program Requirements
Objective, Applying the above concepts to your specific site and employee training program. Included is a generic PowerPoint training program and instructions on how to customize it for you company.
Session 3., Fit Testing Workshop, Trainer the Trainer, Qualitative Fit Test (QLFT)
Dennis A. Terpin Ph.D. O.H.S.T, EMT-P, retired Senior Industrial Hygienist, Hospital Safety Officer, and Emergency Manager at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dennis is a member of the ASTM F23.65 International Committee on Respiratory Protection, Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment. Dennis is a Master Level Instructor for FEMA/DHS specialization in respiratory protection at the Center for Domestic Preparedness. In his career he has set up 100s of respiratory protection programs and fit tested over 70,000 employees.
For information on these classes, please contact Dennis Terpin at Ua446@aol.com
Trainer - The – Trainer - Quantitative Fit Test (QNFT) also available
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