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OSHA Safety Series: Respiratory Protection and Personal Protective Equipment

Workers' Compensation Trust, 47 Barnes Industrial Road South, Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 678-0123

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Cost: Free to members
Self-Insured Clients $50 per person

Snow date if necessary: Wednesday, February 13 - reserve the date!

Taught by Trust Personnel, This program will review OSHA’s Respirator and Personal Protective Equipment standards that are required for many organizations.  Learn how these OSHA standards apply to your organization’s employee safety program and how to maintain compliance with the standards. Attendees will also learn how to access the OSHA standards using the OSHA website and where to find letters of interpretation to help increase understanding of the standards. This program is not intended to be a train-the-trainer program but rather an education opportunity to gain more information about the standards that affect employee health and safety in the workplace.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the major requirements of the respirator program
  • Overview of the selections of respirators
  • Understand Tuberculosis (TB) respiratory requirements (1910.139) 
  • How to conduct a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hazard Analysis
  • Review the types of PPE
  • Outline the components of a PPE Program

Regardless of the type of industry, this program will benefit anyone who is responsible for complying with these standards within your organization.  This may include facilities maintenance personnel, supervisors, managers, and safety committee members.  This program will also benefit anyone in your organization who is seeking a better understanding of these standards. 

Sandra Adams Brophy, RN, RS, CHSP
Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers’ Compensation Trust
Sandra Adams Brophy is a Registered Nurse (RN), Connecticut State Registered Sanitarian (RS), and a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP). Sandra has over twenty years of experience as an occupational safety and loss prevention professional, specializing in loss reduction, training development, and risk management consulting for healthcare and municipalities.  She also has over 20 years of experience in the fire service as a firefighter and instructor.  She is a certified trainer for the National Safety Council Defensive Driving 4-Hour Course and is authorized to teach the OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour general industry safety and health courses, as well as a Certified Safety Food Manager.  Sandra is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven with a BS in Public and Community Health, and of Quinnipiac College with a Diploma in Nursing. Under the Office of Homeland Security, Sandra was a Safety Officer for the Connecticut Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).

Carlos J. Rivera
Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers’ Compensation Trust
Carlos Rivera joined the Trust as a Senior Loss Control Consultant in early 2007.  Carlos has over 25 years of experience as a Safety and Health Professional, in the manufacturing industry. Carlos’s specialties are in the areas of OSHA compliance, safety program evaluation, indoor air quality, radiation and ergonomics. He is a certified trainer for the National Safety Council Defensive Driving 4-Hour Course, and is authorized to teach the OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour general industry safety and health courses, and a Certified Food Safety Manager.  Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety from the University of New Haven.

This course is approved for 2.75 CEUs by LeadingAge CT