Air-Purifying Respirators

SKU: C-902

Understand what Air-purifying respirators are and the 3 major types.
Training Time: 29 minutes


Air-purifying respirators are one of two major classes of respirators (the other being air-supplying respirators). This course explains the basics of air-purifying respirators, including the three major types: single-use disposable respirators, also called dust masks; air-purifying respirators with a flexible, elastomeric quarter-mask, half-mask, or full-mask facepiece; and powered air-purifying respirators, or PAPRs. Topics covered include uses, inspection, maintenance, cleaning, and storage of air-purifying respirators.

Topics Covered:

  • Differentiate between an air-purifying respirator and an air-supplying respirator 
  • List situations in which air-purifying respirators are commonly used 
  • List three types of air-purifying respirators 
  • List some characteristics of each of the three types of air-purifying respirators 
  • Explain what particulate filters, cartridges, and canisters are used for 
  • Explain the lettering and numbering system for particulate filters 
  • Explain the purpose of the color-coding system for cartridges or canisters 
  • Describe general requirements for medical evaluations, fit tests, seal checks, inspection, maintenance, cleaning, and storage of air-purifying respirators

Based on:

  • OSHA 19101.134

29 Minutes (18 min. video + 11 min. test)

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