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  • March 26, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The International Safety and Health Specialists, LLC
Managing Respiratory Protection Programs
In a Changing Environment – Healthcare, Emergencies Services – Fire, EMS, PD
The Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) Administrator ©2020

Course Description:

29 CFR 1910.134 (c) – The employer shall be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a written respiratory protection program. The program must be administered by a suitable trained program administrator trained to the complexity of the program.

This 8-hour Respiratory Protection program is designed for individuals who may design, develop, implement, administer and sustain a respirator protection program. This course will help participants develop and maintain a respiratory protection program that complies with all state and federal regulations.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify administrative components required for employers to establish a respiratory protection program in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.134(c).
  • Identify limitations in respirators used in healthcare workplaces for aerosolized infectious disease applications, reuse and extended use of Filtering Facepiece Respirators.
  • Apply the Respiratory Protection Standard as it relates to the new Silica construction applications.
  • Identify the Physiological impacts of wearing Filtering Facepiece Respirators.
  • Identify the requirements for personal protective equipment in accordance with 1910.132.
  • Evaluate multiple technologies to conduct qualitative and quantitative fit testing in accordance with Appendix A.
  • Identify how the Respiratory Protection Standard interacts with other OSHA standards in your respiratory protection program.
  • Review Z88.10 Fit Tester required qualifications and new Fit testing protocols.

Special Section on Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Personnel Protective Clothing
  • Scene control – Incident Command
  • Engine company and Police Assists on EMS calls
  • Dispatch – Transport – Hospital Arrival
  • Emergency “CBRNE” Response
  • Public Works – Universities
  • What’s the difference – Guideline – Standards and Regulations
Covered Respirator Program Elements:
1.Respirator Selection 5. Maintenance
2. Medical evaluation 6. Breathing air quality
3. Fit testing 7. Training
4. Use 8. Program evaluation

Your Instructor: – Dennis Terpin –ASSP Chicago/ Hawaii Chapter Member

Dr. Terpin is the Retired Senior Industrial Hygienist and Emergency Manager at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  Dennis served as Deputy Commander of the University’s Emergency Response Team and Safety Office for the University Incident Management Team.  Some of the roles Dr. Terpin have performed during his 50-year career in the safety and emergency management fields include World Trade Center 9/11 responder, safety manager, fire chief, paramedic, rescue specialist, and Homeland Security/FEMA certified instructor (CDP and EMI). Dr. Terpin serves on the ANSI Z88, Z88.10 and ASTM F23.65 International Respiratory Protection Committees.

Dr. Terpin is the recipient of the 2014, Illinois Emergency Management Agency-Emergency Management Achievement Award, the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 – Gold Level DHS/FEMA/Center for Domestic Preparedness Excellence (in the indirect Training Program) Instructor awards and three Center for Domestic Preparedness 5.0 Perfect Instructor Awards.

Dr. Terpin has provided safety training to organizations such as the FEMA/DHS, Ford Motor Company (3 Counties), General Dynamics, United States Navy, United States Army, United States Air Force, Amoco, BP, Exxon, General Dynamics, Motorola, Google, GlaxoSmithKline, University of Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools, MIT, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech. University of Colorado- Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Penn State University, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, Kamehameha Schools, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kent State University Geauga Campus, University of Washington Tacoma Campus, Bemidji State University, Dartmouth College, National Institute of Standards and Technology, University of Central Florida, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Illinois University, University of Toronto Scarborough, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ecology Services, Inc., University of Hawaii, Whitman College, Brigham Young University, Loma Linda University, Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi, Université de Montréal, Oklahoma State, University of Houston-Downtown, Western Washington University, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Heritage University, Community Colleges of Spokane, Central Washington University, Seattle University, Columbia Basin College, University of Idaho, Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Walla Walla University, The National Safety Council, OSHA Training Institute, and governmental agencies throughout the United States and 10 counties.
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7575 Plaza Court, Willowbrook, Illinois, 60527, United States


Hygieneering, Inc.

7575 Plaza Court

Willowbrook, IL