Respiratory Protection: Air Supplying Respirators*

Use & Care

  • Look at the measures needed to maintain your respirator in good working order
  • Inspecting the respirator
  • Basic safe use practices
  • Cleaning and storing your respirator

Respiratory Hazards

  • Oxygen deficient atmospheres, gases & vapors, and particulate contaminants
  • Their possible health effects on your respiratory system
  • Medical signs and symptoms of exposure
  • When respiratory protection is necessary

How Air-Supplying Respirators Work

  • Different types of air supplying respirators, including their capabilities, and limitations. This is important to know in using the correct respirator for the task.

Proper Fit

  • Learn the steps necessary to ensure you wear a proper fitting respirator
  • Completing an initial medical evaluation
  • Fit testing procedures
  • Performing user seal checks
  • And steps to maintain a proper fit
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