NC OSHERC Continuing Education

37th Annual Occupational Safety and Health Winter Institute

Respiratory Protection Program

February 27-March 3, 2017
Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village, Daytona Beach, Florida

Elective courseTechnician Certificate Program Elective
Tech exam is Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11:30 am. Please make travel plans accordingly.

This week-long course is designed to provide the attendee with a single source of information for establishing and maintaining a respirator program that meets the OSHA requirements outlined in 29 CFR 1910.134. The new OSHA Assigned Protection Factors will be covered in the course. The course is appropriate for individuals who are just starting respirator programs as well as those with established programs in need of updating. Much of the course is taught with hands-on experience using a wide selection of respirators. Class size will be limited. Bring a scientific calculator to use in class.

Course Faculty


Upon completion, attendees will be able to organize, implement, and evaluate respirator programs


Components of a respirator program; Advantages and limitations of respirators; Employee training; Medical evaluations for employees using respirators; Description of respirators; Selection, use, and maintenance of respirators; Respiratory system physiology. Math Review and Use of Scientific Calculator will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Agenda Topics


NIOSH Certified Equipment List; Type C supplied air respirators; Air purification systems; Respirator fit testing; Selection of respirators; Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); Grade "D" breathing air.


ABIH Points: ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 32.0 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Get more information at the ABIH website.

BCSP Points: This course may qualify for BCSP Recertification points. See the BCSP Recertification Guide

Meeting Times

Course begins Monday, February 27, 2017, at 8:00 am and ends Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11:00 am

Additional Information

Attendees should bring a calculator. Although not required, students are encouraged to bring a laptop computer with a CD drive.


$1195, $1295 after January 26, 2017.


Click the link below to go to the Winter Institute registration site. There you will be able to review the classes offered, fill out your information, select your classes, and select your payment method (check, Visa, or Mastercard). Once you've submitted your registration, you will receive a confirmation in your email.

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For further information on this course, contact the NC ERC office at, or call us at 919-962-2101.

Last updated 08/11/2016