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Respiratory Protection Program

Course Description: Students will gain knowledge of the requirements for the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respiratory protection program. Use an array of respirators and support equipment through hands-on training. On the final day fit testing practices and techniques will be covered exclusively.

Who Should Attend: Respirator Program Administrators, Safety and Health Professionals, Industrial Hygienist, Trainers, Human Resource Professionals, Risk Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Student, and Fit Testers.


How You Will Benefit:

  • Students will get an understanding of the respirator program and OSHA standard 1910.134
  • Discuss technical aspects for the proper selection and use of respirators.
  • Real world application of successful respirator program.
  • Conduct exercises on respirator selection.
  • Discuss, understand, and practice qualitative and quantitative fit testing.

Terminology • Maintenance and care• Respirator fit testing • Medical evaluations • OSHA/ANSI standards and NIOSH certifications • Industrial Hygiene application• Supplied air respirators and Self-contained breathing apparatus•Respirator selection• MUC and change out schedules • Respirator use• Medical evaluation recommendations • Recordkeeping

John R. Moore III is president of Control EHS. He has a proven record as an effective leader and trainer in health and safety. John is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and an OSHA authorized trainer (General Industry and Construction). He has over 20 years of experience applying Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) applications in a variety of industries.


Location / Accommodations:
The workshops will be held at the Courtyard Marriott/Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood, AL 35209-4418, (205)-879-0400. For the convenience of our participants, blocks of sleeping rooms have been made at the hotel where the programs will be held. Participants should call the hotel directly at (205)-879-0400 and speak with Amber or Courtney for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center sponsored course. The room rate is $107.00 night/includes full breakfast. The cutoff date for this room rate is May 4, 2017.

Professional Points:

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety is an approved provider of the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABNP0420, expires 01/03/2019) and has awarded the Respiratory Protection w/ Fit Test Training Program 21.0 contact hours.

For all others, the Deep South Center for OH&S provides CEU's for the Respiratory Protection w/ Fit Test Training Program 1.75 contact hours.

These workshops are offered by the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety. The Center is an Education and Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University. We provide a strong academic program of study which includes interdisciplinary coursework and field experiences. Our graduates have gone on to rewarding and challenging careers in business, federal agencies, academia, industry, and consultation. In addition to our academic programs, the Deep South ERC offers opportunities for professional development and outreach.


  • Respiratory Protection Program & Fit Test Training, W-Th, April 26-27, 8:30am-5:30pm & Fri, April 28, 2017, 8:30am - 2:30pm ~ $350
  • Respirator Fit Testing Training Workshop Only, Fri, April 28, 2017, 8:30am - 2:30pm ~ $125

Registration fees must be received in advance.

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Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 

Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022

Cancellation Policy: If the workshop is canceled, the Deep South Center for OH&S cannot be held responsible for travel expenses. Refund requests must be made in writing 2 weeks prior to course. A 20% processing fee will be deducted.

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