Training Alliance for Public Safety, Inc.

Respirator Fit Testing

TAPS can facilitate OSHA and CDA requirements for N95, KN95, P100 And Elastomeric Respirator Fit Testing.           

What we do:

  • Fit Test your Employees On Site -  in accordance with OSHA Standard 1910.134
  • Assist with your Respiratory Protection Plan Paperwork
  • Provide assistance for Medical Evaluations.
  • Train Employees on proper donning/doffing, cleaning and maintenance of PPE and all employee training requirements listed in the CCR Title 8 section 5144 (K)
     Types of Medical Respirators                   fit test

Let TAPS help you navigate, Title 8!!

What is a Respirator Fit Test? (From https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-129/default.html)
A fit test is conducted to verify that a respirator is both comfortable andcorrectly fits the user. Fit test methods are classified as either qualitative or quantitative. A qualitative fit test is a pass/fail test that relies on the individual’s sensory detection of a test agent, such as taste, smell, or involuntary cough (a reaction to irritant smoke*). A quantitative fit test uses an instrument to numerically measure the effectiveness of the respirator.

The benefits of a fit test include better protection for the employee and verification that the employee is wearing a correctly-fitting model and size of respirator. Higher than expected levels of exposure to a contaminant may occur if the respirator has a poor face seal against the user’s skin, which can result in leakage.

How Often Must Fit Testing Be Conducted?
In addition to fit testing upon initially selecting a model of respirator, OSHA requires that fit testing be conducted annually, and repeated “whenever an employee reports, or the employer or the physician or other licensed health care professional makes visual observations of changes in the employee’s physical condition that could affect respirator fit (e.g., facial scarring, dental changes, cosmetic surgery, or an obvious change in body weight).

The appropriate length of time between respirator fit tests has been a point of debate and discussion for many years due to its use of workplace time and resources, especially in reference to the commonly-used filtering facepiece respirator (FFR).3 In response to these concerns, NIOSH completed a study that confirmed the necessity of the current OSHA respirator fit testing requirement, both annually and when physical changes have occurred.

Click below for videos and information from OSHA, to help you facilitate your Respiratory Protection Program.

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/respiratoryprotection/training_videos.html


 

AHA BLS CPR (Basic Life Support)

 

Initial and Refresher Courses 


BLS CPR is geared towards prehospital providers, like EMTs, paramedics, fire fighters, and in-facility hospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. 

  • What does this course teach? 
  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants 
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components Important early use of an AED Effective ventilations using a barrier device 
  • Importance of teams in multi rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi rescuer CPR 
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Initial Course: This is an 8 hour course for those who need the initial BLS CPR certification. Call for a quote! 

Refresher Course: This course is for those who’s CPR certification is due to expire. Call for a Quote!


Title 22 Public Safety First Aid/ CPR Course (21 hour)

Initial and Refresher Courses 

This course meets the California Code of Regulations , Division 9, Chpt 1.5 100017 for Firefighters, Police Officers and Life Guards.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a course completion certificate and an AHA BLS CPR Card, both valid for 2 years.

What does this course teach:

  • American Heart Association BLS CPR standard course
  • Victim Assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • "High Risk" Medical Emergencies
  • Mass-Casualty Incidents
  • Trauma Emergencies
  • and much more.

Initial Course: 21 hours

Refresher Course: 8 hours

Call for a single agency quote or check out our Calendar for future courses.


Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED

Initial and Refresher Courses 

The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for their job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements, or anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

 
What does this course teach? 

  • First aid basics 
  • Medical emergencies 
  • Injury emergencies  
  • Environmental emergencies                      
  • Preventing illness and injury Adult CPR and AED use 
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies 
  • Optional modules in Child CPR AED and Infant CPR 

Initial Course: This is an 8 hour course for those who need the initial Heartsaver First Aid/ CPR certification. Call for a quote! 

Refresher Course: This course is for those who’s CPR certification is due to expire. Call for a quote!