Medical Evaluation for Respirator Use

TeamCME Sponsored, Online, On-Demand Training

Respirator medical evaluation is a Federally mandated service required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA)Greater than 5 million workers use respirators in the US today, and there are simply not enough examiners with the knowledge to provide this service.

If you are able to perform a DOT physical in your state, there should be no problem with performing this much needed service.

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and tools for immediate success in performing the medical evaluation for workers who are required to use a respirator.   Upon completion of the program, attendees are eligible to obtain a Pass My Physical certificate** of completion and competency.

“I have found the online respirator course informative and very helpful. It is also quite opportune as I have already received an inquiry from a local manufacturer requesting periodical testing in hearing conservation, silica control, respiratory protection, and bloodborne pathogen exposure control as well as pre-employment and pre-placement medical evaluations…. Five Stars *****”

— Dr. Gary Pritchett DC


Course Topics:

  • Everything you need to know about the OSHA regulation relating to respirator use.
  • Environmental Hazards in the workplace.
  • Respirator protection devices and how they are used.
  • Requirements for a company’s Respirator Protection Program.
  • Medical Evaluation Procedures.
  • Medical Guidelines and Regulations for Respirator users.
  • How to report results.
  • Medical Surveillance Programs and their requirements.

Note: This course does not include NIOSH Spirometry Certification to perform spirometry for respiratory use.

Continuing Education Hours:

PACE CE: Up to 12 Hours PACE CE Credits may be available in up to 28 states.

This course is sponsored by TeamCME and is presented by Pass My Physical, a third-party vendor. Prior to registering, please verify with your state licensing board that this course has been accepted for continuing education credit in your state as a PACE provider sponsored third party vendor “distant learning” course”. For a list of States that accept PACE (Click Here).  Please feel free to contact TeamCME with any questions.

About the Instructor:
Dave Thorpe, DC, DACBOH is a consultant with TeamCME regarding occupational health.  He is Board Certified in Occupational Health and Applied Ergonomics, and is the current President of the American Chiropractic Board on Occupational Health that promulgates the Chiropractic Occupational Health Diplomate program.  He is the President of Pass My Physical and WorkRite Safety.  Dr. Thorpe has performed literally 1000s of medical evaluations for respirator use over the years, and is considered an expert in this area.

Cost & Registration:

$40 Per 2-hour session (a total of (6) 2-hour sessions needed for Pass My Physical Certificate of Completion and Competency)

$199 Full 12 hour course

**The Pass My Physical Certificate of Completion and Competency requires a passing score of 70% on each of the (6) session’s (20) question written exam, and attendance of all (6) 2-hour training sessions.

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