Air-purifying respirators are one of two major classes of respirators (the other being air-supplying respirators). This course explains the basics of air-purifying respirators, including the three major types: single-use disposable respirators, also called dust masks; air-purifying respirators with a flexible, elastomeric quarter-mask, half-mask, or full-mask facepiece; and powered air-purifying respirators, or PAPRs. Topics covered include uses, inspection, maintenance, cleaning, and storage of air-purifying respirators.
- Differentiate between an air-purifying respirator and an air-supplying respirator
- List situations in which air-purifying respirators are commonly used
- List three types of air-purifying respirators
- List some characteristics of each of the three types of air-purifying respirators
- Explain what particulate filters, cartridges, and canisters are used for
- Explain the lettering and numbering system for particulate filters
- Explain the purpose of the color-coding system for cartridges or canisters
- Describe general requirements for medical evaluations, fit tests, seal checks, inspection, maintenance, cleaning, and storage of air-purifying respirators
29 Minutes (18 min. video + 11 min. test)
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