Respiratory Protection Program Guidelines and Procedures
Every twelve months while taking classes in the Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing program every student must:
- Pass a respirator medical fitness evaluation including a pulmonary function test.
- Present their instructor with a letter from a PLHCP stating they have been medically cleared to wear the required type of respirator before being allowed to fit test or use a respirator for class activities.
- Pass a respirator fit test given in class by a certified instructor.
In addition students must:
- Purchase the required safety equipment and supplies for classes.
- Receive training on hazardous materials and safety equipment in ABDR 1301. (one time only)
- Pass a written hazardous materials exam in ABDR 1301. (one time only )
These steps must be taken before a student can participate in the lab portion of class. If a student fails any part of the above steps the student will be dropped from the related courses.
Instructors cannot allow students:
- To use a respirator type that has not been reviewed and approved by EHS&I,
- To wear a respirator if training, fit testing, and medical clearance criteria have not been successfully completed or has expired.
Please Note: Students are required to keep track of their own respirator records for verification.
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