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Respiratory Protection Program Creation and Implementation

Presented: Nov 9, 2023  Available until: Nov 30, 2024

Respirators are used to protect employees from inhaling hazardous chemicals in the air. These chemicals can be in the form of gases, vapors, mists, or dust. If you are an OEHS Professional providing respirators to employees or workers, you must have a written respiratory protection program and be familiar with the requirements for implementing a respiratory protection program (RPP) for employee safety.

During this webinar, we will discuss OSHA PELs, ACGIH TLVs, classes of respirators, qualitative and quantitative exposure assessments, and how to calculate a maximum use concentration (MUC) for a respirator. We'll also explore other options, such as substitution to a less hazardous substance or using engineering controls to help avoid the need for a respirator in the first place before implementing an RPP.



Upon completion, participants will be able to: 

  1. Implement a qualitative and quantitative exposure assessment for their workplace
  2.  Apply OSHA PELs and ACGIH TLVs to their workplace exposures
  3. Calculate the MUC given a type of respirator and a chemical substance and determine if that is sufficient given an exposure level
  4. Apply OSHA standard 1910.134 to their workplace
  5. Create employee training to qualify them for enrollment into an RPP


Collin Rusche, CIH, CSP, CHMM

Mr. Rusche has been working in the EHS industry for 7 years.  He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) experienced in complying with OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations, such as managing LQG, SQG & VSQG facilities, SPCC, SWPPP, NPDES, Title V, and CWA programs. Through work, he has experienced the chemical industry, manufacturing facilities, and the technology sector. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Safety in Environmental Health from Illinois State University. In his free time he enjoys cooking, working out, and spending time at home along with studying and learning new things. 


This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OEHS certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


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