The emergence of new infectious diseases, potential re-emergence of past diseases and ongoing threat of other respiratory hazards has highlighted the need for health and community care organizations to develop and implement formal respiratory protection programs to protect workers from infectious agents. This program will train participants on the requirements within a respiratory protection program, including the legislation, knowledge and skills required to conduct their own qualitative fit testing (QLFT) as outlined by the CSA Standard Z94.4-11. This training includes a practical component where participants can practice the training and requirements in group work settings.
Applicable to the healthcare sector, this training was developed to provide information to health and community care organizations on the legislation and standards regarding respiratory protection and to guide employers in the development and implementation of a successful respiratory protection program against infectious agents. This training includes a practical component allowing participants to practice the fit testing principals and procedures they have learned. Developed by hygienists and infection control subject matter experts, this program is design to educate and prepare workers for the testing and use of respiratory protection devices.