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  • May 7, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The International Safety and Health Specialists  Managing Respiratory Protection Programs

The Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) Administrator

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 and/or competent person.

1926.103 Respiratory protection. – The requirements applicable to construction work under this section are identical to those set forth at 29 CFR 1910.134 of this chapter. [ 63 FR 1297; Jan. 8, 1998]

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.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify administrative components required for employers to establish a respiratory protection program in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.134(c).
  • Apply state and federal standards to the new Silica construction standard
  • 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 29 CFR 1910.134.entify how the Respiratory Protection Standard interacts with other OSHA standards in your respiratory protection program

Sponsored by


NECA Hawai‘i Chapter

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. Dr. Terpin is a member of the ASTM International Technical Committee F23 on Personal Protective Clothing and Respiratory Z88 and Z88.10 Committee member. Senior Industrial Hygienist/Emergency Manager for the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Terpin is a Certified Master Level Instructor for FEMA/Department of Homeland Security teaching at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) CORBRA live agent training center instructing 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 presented Technical Session and Professional Development Sessions on Respiratory Protection at the National Conferences of 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.

*This program will be presented at the 2018 ASSE Annual Conference – S536, titled “Respiratory Protection Program Development and Administration” Monday, June 4, 2018, at 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

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.