Respiratory fit testing is the most safety sensitive task performed by occupational health professionals. This one day course will present the major elements of the respiratory protection program following the requirements in 29 CFR 1910.134. Hands-on practicums using both quantitative and qualitative fit testing methods included in the training.
Cancellations and Transfers: Confirmed registrants who cancel during the two-week period prior to the first day of the course are subject to forfeiting the entire fee. Confirmed registrations who transfer to another scheduled class location within 10 days of the start of the course are subject to a service charge.
Kim Biro is the former owner of a mobile occupational health company. She managed and conducted respiratory fit testing and spirometry for over 25 years. She is an approved practicum instructor for the NIOSH spirometry course.
2022 COURSES NOW AVAILABLE
Need NIOSH and/or CAOHC certification in 2022? Check out our "COURSES" tab for our 2022 schedule!
DON'T MISS OUT!!
Upcoming NIOSH Course in Memphis, TN February 14-15, 2022. Register under "COURSES" tab above before seats are filled!
Online BAT & UDS Courses Now Offered!
We are excited to announce that we are now offering online courses for BAT (Breath Alcohol Technician) & UDS (Urinary Drug Screener).
In the interest of those that still need certifications, but can't travel as they once were able to, we're offering these as an alternative. These 4 hour courses will provide everything you would need to receive your certification, just as you would in our classroom!
As of right now, we are offering a class with up to two students at any one location. Ideally, to participate in this course a student would need a webcam (preferably free standing with ability to swivel), a microphone in order to communicate with our instructor, reliable internet to minimize freezes and crashes during the course and a partner to participate in the MOCs. Additionally for BAT courses a working EBT instrument with printer and a valid dry gas standard with regulator will be needed. UDS participants will only need a pitcher of warm water to simulate urine samples.
Applying to one of these courses, as well as additional information, can be found under the Courses tab above. Once you have signed up, a packet will be mailed to you with the necessary paperwork and items needed for the MOCs. The Online Self-Study Module will need to be completed and passed prior to the MOCs.
We look forward to working with you on this exciting new format!
Tips for Keeping Your Audio Equipment Clean and Sanitized!
With the lingering threat of COVID-19 still amongst us, we here at COHS wanted to offer a few tips about keeping your Audio Booths and Headsets properly cleaned for all of your patients.
NEVER use a liquid cleaner on your headset's ear cushions. Alcohol and various chemicals in cleaning supplies will quickly dry out and deteriorate the rubber ear cushions, requiring a replacement. Instead, use Ear Cushion Covers for each patient, disposing of them after the test.
On the contrary, your Audio Booth can be cleaned and sanitized with any and all cleaning products to ensure your testing environment is safe for each patient.
We sell Ear Cushion Covers in quantities of 250, 500 and 1,000. Keep yourselves and your patients safe!
Course Schedule Update
With many cities reopening for business, either in waves or altogether, we are able to announce that our courses for CAOHC, NIOSH, BAT and UDS certifications will start back up in July!
While the issue of Covid-19 is still very real, we will be taking all the appropriate safety measures when it comes to bringing people together for their certification or re-certification.
Our site's Courses page will remain the most consistently up-to-date source of information about the dates and locations of our classes, as well as offering the ability to sign up for one of our courses quickly and efficiently, guaranteeing you a seat.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in July!