Respirator Fit Test Training

Learn about the requirements for qualitative respirator fit testing.

  • Covers all the OSHA requirements for Respirator Fit Tests

  • Includes all required documentation

  • Walkthrough of the authorized qualitative fit test methods

Performing Respirator Fit Tests

An Online Course For Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing

This course is designed for people who will be implementing and performing qualitative respirator fit tests at their facility. It includes:

  • Basic respiratory protection concepts
  • Requirements for respirator fit testing
  • Qualitative fit testing walk throughs:
    • Bitrex
    • Saccharin
    • Smoke
    • Isoamyl acetate
  • References
  • Required Fit Test Documentation

Regulations Covered: 29 CFR 1910.134 - Respiratory Protection - FIt Testing

Course Length: About an hour

Note: This course does not cover quantitative (machine particle counting) fit tests.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • Technical Difficulties

    • Instructor Introduction

  • 2

    Basic Fit Test Requirements

    • Jeremy Discusses Basic Requirements

    • Who Can Perform A Respirator Fit Test?

    • Basic Respirator Principles

    • OSHA Video Introduction

    • OSHA Respirator Fit Testing Requirements

    • OSHA Guidance on N95 Shortage

    • Fit Testing in the 1930s

    • Respiratory Protection Small Entity Compliance Guide

    • Review of Major Concepts

    • Fit Test Principles Quiz

  • 3

    Performing Fit Tests

    • Fit Test Walkthrough Introductions

    • Respirator Smoke Fit Tests

    • Smoke Solution SDS Review

    • Saccharin & Bitrex Fit Test Kits

    • COVID Precautions For Using Fit Test Hoods

    • Smelling Agent SDS Review

    • Jeremy Discusses Banana Oil Fit Tests

    • Banana Oil Fit Tests

    • Isoamyl Acetate SDS

    • Fit Test Record Form

    • Performing Fit Tests Quiz

  • 4


    • Summary Introduction

    • Respirator Summary

  • 5


    • Performing Respirator Fit Tests Exam

  • 6

    Next steps

    • Congrats!


Safety Specialist

Jeremy Norton

Jeremy Norton has been practicing safety management for over 20 years. He got his start in the US Navy as a Naval Nuclear Engineer on the USS Carl Vinson. After tours in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters, he got out and worked as a safety & training manager in the semiconductor manufacturer industry. He then moved on to the training & safety manager for an international wind power utility. Jeremy is an OSHA 10/30 Certified Trainer, has a Construction Safety Specialist Certificate from the University of Washington / OSHA District X, an MBA in Finance, and Bachelors of Science in Business, and an Associates in Applied Science. He is currently the President of XO Safety & Affordable Safety Training LLC.

Bonus Features

Include additional content to your course curriculum to provide further value to your students.

  • Respirator Compliance Guide

    A complete reference for creating and executing an OSHA compliant Respiratory Protection Program at your facility.

  • Respirator Fit Test Record Form

    A form for documenting qualitative respirator fit tests. Edit and customize for your business.

  • High Tech Certificate

    The course completion certificate can be electronically verified, posted on Social Media, and used to store resume and training documentation.

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Performing Respirator Fit Tests

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