USF OTI Education Center

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OSHA 2225

2225 – Respiratory Protection

Days: 4  Hours: 26  CEUs: 2.5  Tuition: $700  

Course Description:

This course covers the requirements for the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respiratory protection program. Course topics include terminology, OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards, NIOSH certification, respiratory protection programs, and medical evaluation requirements. Program highlights include workshops on respirator selection, qualitative and quantitative fit testing, and the use of respiratory protection and support equipment. Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify and describe the elements of a respiratory protection program, the proper selection, use, and inspection of respiratory protection, protection factors, and evaluate compliance with OSHA Standards. Minimum student contact hours: 26

Scheduled Classes

Dates Times Locations Registration Links
4/1/2019 – 4/4/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Kissimmee Fl Register Here!
5/13/2019 – 5/16/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Wesley Chapel FL Register Here!
8/5/2019 – 8/8/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Kissimmee Fl Register Here!



Course Objectives:

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the major elements of a respiratory protection program following 29 CFR 1910.134
  • Discuss the technical aspects for the proper selection and use of respirators
  • Evaluate compliance with OSHA’s respiratory protection standard.

Course Topics:

  • Terminology
  • OSHA and ANSI standards
  • NIOSH certifications and medical evaluation recommendations
  • Supplied air respirators
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Confined space entry
  • Respirator fit testing
  • Respirator selection
  • Maintenance and care
  • Medical evaluations
  • Training and information
  • Respirator use
  • Recordkeeping

Note: Participation in the qualitative fit testing laboratory requires medical approval to wear a half-mask air-purifying respirator.

Course Highlights:

  • Laboratories on respirator selection
  • Qualitative fit testing
  • Use of a large array of respiratory and support equipment for hands-on training

ABIH: 4.34

ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 26 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Rules and additional information for Event Providers is available at: American Board of Industrial Hygiene


Accommodations for Disabilities:

Accommodations for Disabilities: Please notify the USF OTI Education Center, 2612 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, Florida, 33544 or call (813) 994-1195 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed. Events, activities and facilities of the University of South Florida are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or Vietnam veteran status as provided by law and in accordance with the University’s respect for personal dignity.

Cancellation Policy:

A cancellation fee equal to 25% will be assessed. Cancellation notification must be in writing (fax or email are acceptable) and received (not postmarked) 10 business days prior to the start date of the course. If the notice of cancellation is received 10 or more business days prior to the course start date, you may choose to send a substitute student or transfer to another course without penalty. If you choose to transfer to another course, you must take the course within six months of the original course date. After six months, the funds will be forfeited. You may only transfer your registration one time with approval. A $12 fee may be assessed.

If you must cancel your registration less than 10 business days prior to the course start date, you may choose to substitute a person. However, no transfers or refunds are available during this time period.

If you register for a course during the 10-day window prior to the start date and you must cancel your registration, you may choose to substitute a person. No transfer or refunds are available during this time period.

Registration fees are assessed in accordance with USF OTI Education Center cancellation rules. All fees are subject to change without prior notice. The USF OTI Education Center will make every effort to advertise any such changes if they occur.

Updated 2019 Jan 30-10:12