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Respirator fit test course dates for 2018 include:

  • February 20, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • September 18, 2018

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NIOSH Spirometry Initial Training

See also, NIOSH Spirometry Refresher Courses.

Workplace INTEGRA, in association with OccuHealth Training, LLC, is pleased to offer NIOSH-approved Spirometry Courses held at the Workplace INTEGRA corporate office in Greensboro, NC.

The OSHA Cotton Dust Standard (29CFR1910.1043) states that persons other than licensed physicians who administer pulmonary function tests required by that standard shall have completed a NIOSH-approved training course in spirometry. Completion of this course has now become the de facto requirement for all individuals conducting pulmonary function testing for respirator medical clearance, medical surveillance, and other work-related purposes. The course teaches physicians, nurses, and all other persons conducting pulmonary testing in industrial and clinical settings how to design, implement, and supervise respiratory surveillance programs.

No prior spirometric experience is necessary. The course teaches spirometric theory and technique at a level appropriate for beginners. Those already experienced in Spirometry will gain greater insight into:

Bullet Pulmonary anatomy and physiology
Bullet Types of spirometers (ATS/ERS Standards)
Bullet Calibration procedure
Bullet Active coaching to obtain the best results
Bullet Recognizing testing error
Bullet Interpreting test results
Bullet Recordkeeping requirements

In addition, OSHA regulations and the 2005 ATS/ERS Spirometry guidelines are reviewed. The emphasis is not just on how to do a pulmonary function test, but what constitutes a best practice approach to spirometry and why.

Class size is restricted to maximize learning and maintain an informal atmosphere. Course content is delivered by lecture, demonstration, and supervised student practice in pulmonary testing technique using a variety of spirometers. Attendees are provided a copy of course materials. As required by NIOSH, a practical and written exam is given and a certificate awarded for satisfactory performance. The instructors have extensive experience in Occupational Health, particularly in Respiratory Surveillance Programs.

Course Information

Workplace INTEGRA provides free continental breakfast, water and afternoon snacks for these courses!


NIOSH Requirement for Spirometry Refresher Course

Previously awarded certificates are no longer valid indefinitely. Effective January 1st 2009, an important change to the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program took effect. NIOSH now requires that technicians who wish to maintain a valid NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Course certificate must complete a NIOSH-Approved Refresher Course (or repeat the full two-day Course) every 5 years.

New Program Change: 7-Month Grace Period for Certificates

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry course certificates currently expire 5 years after the course is completed. To renew their official NIOSH course certificates, technicians should complete a NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher course before their current course certificate expires.

However, since NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Courses may not always be available at the specific time needed, NIOSH is instituting a 7-month grace period to extend the window of time for completing the needed NIOSH-Approved Refresher training.

For example, if the current certificate was awarded on April 1, 2008, then the technician may take a NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Course within 5 years and 7 months of that date, i.e., until November 1, 2013.

 

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COURSE FEE: $545

2017 course dates

DATE
LOCATION
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Oct. 31–Nov. 1, 2017

Class Full

 

2018 course dates

DATE
LOCATION
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Jan 16–17, 2018
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March 13–14, 2018
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May 1–2, 2018
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June 19–20, 2018
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August 7–8, 2018
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September 25–26, 2018
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November 6–7, 2018
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All courses are held in Greensboro, North Carolina at the WPI Training Center.



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