Respiratory Protection Program

Dental Respiratory Protection Program Webinar

Dental Respiratory Protection Program Webinar 


by Katie Palmer        11/6/2020

Respiratory Protection Program

This blog post features a webinar with Smart Training’s Vice President of Healthcare, Lee Slaton. This webinar was hosted by Texas Dental Association (TDA), and it covers OSHA-required dental respiratory protection programs (RPPs).

Lee Slaton wrote,

Practice Owners: You can’t stick your head in the sand any longer. Hefty fines and/or putting your license and employees at risk are the logical and likely outcomes of failing to implement an OSHA-mandated Respiratory Protection Program and ignoring your obligation as a business owner to provide to your employees a workplace free from hazards.

Here’s what you’ll learn about in this webinar:

  • N95 & KN96 Respirators vs. Surgical Masks vs. Cloth masks: What’s the Difference?
  • Who is required by OSHA to have a mandatory respiratory protection program?
  • What are the 5 required components in OSHA’s respiratory protection program?
  • Medical evaluations
  • Fit tests
  • Exhalation valves on respirators: should your employees wear them?
  • Required vs. voluntary respirator users
  • Are face shields equivalent to respirators?
  • Fit test kits
  • What’s the difference between a fit test and a seal check?
  • Importance of proper donning and doffing procedures

Plus a live question & answer session!

Smart Training has been providing industrial respiratory protection programs for at least 20 years. When the pandemic hit, and dental and healthcare employees had to wear respirators, we simplified our industrial respiratory protection programs. We boiled the respiratory protection program down to it’s bare essence, and only included what dental and healthcare practices need. We made it as simple to set up as possible. We came out with the first respiratory protection program in the U.S. designed specifically for dental and healthcare practices.

Customized written respiratory protection programs and respirator training modules are provided in Smart Training’s Dental Platinum+Dental Essentials, and Complete Medical Compliance packages. Our respiratory protection program is very simple to administer, and will only take 15-20 minutes of your time to set up. Check out our blog to learn more about how to set up your plan on our learning management system (LMS). 

Request a demonstration if you have none of the above plans and still want respiratory protection.

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