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  • September 12, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) Administrator


Course Description:

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


Course Objectives:

  • Identify administrative components required for employers to establish a respiratory protection program in accordance with § 1910.134(c).
  • Apply applicable § 1910.134 standards for workplace activities
  • 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 §1910.134.
  • Identify how the Respiratory Protection Standard interacts with other OSHA standards
  • Writing your respiratory protection program – sample provided
Respiration protection working OSHA’s Respiratory Protection applies to:

  • General Industry (Part 1910)
  • Shipyards (Part 1915)
  • Marine Terminals (Part 1917),
  • Longshoring (Part 1918), and
  • Construction (Part 1926)


  • Managing emerging infectious disease outbreaks
  • Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high explosives CBRNE first response

Covered Respirator Program Elements:

  1. Respirator Selection
  2. Medical evaluation
  3. Fit testing
  4. Use
  5. Maintenance & care
  6. Breathing air quality
  7. Training
  8. Program evaluation

Your Instructor: – Dennis Terpin – ASSE Hawaii Local Chapter Member

Dennis A. Terpin, PhD, O.H.S.T. is the Senior Industrial Hygienist/Emergency Manager for the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Terpin is a member of the ANSI/ASSE – Z88. Respiratory Protection Committee Member, Fit-Testing sub-committee and ASTM International Technical Committee F23 on Personal Protective Clothing and Respiratory Equipment. Dr. Terpin a Certified Master Level Instructor for FEMA/Homeland Security teaching at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) CORBRA live agent training center specializing in respiratory protection. Dennis has over 48 years of experience in the Occupational Safety and Health, Laboratory Safety and Emergency Management fields.

This summer Dr, Terpin will be presenting Technical Session and Professional Development Sessions on Respiratory Protection at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) and College & University Hazardous Material Management Conference (CUHMMC) annual conferences.

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.


94-487 Akoki Street, Waipahu, HI, Hawaii, 96797, United States