PPE Training

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Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) staff can provide training, techniques and/or equipment for testing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the event of an emergency. While this is a free service, your organization must provide the equipment utilized for the training. To schedule an appointment for your organization, contact your regional EPR Coordinator for more information. Please note that agencies who use the PPE and/or PAPR are required to have their own policy and procedure in place.

Prior to EPR staff meeting with your organization, the following requirements must be met:

  • Respiratory Policy – A respiratory policy or respiratory protection program/plan must be in place.
  • Medical Evaluation – All individuals who will receive FIT testing must have completed a medical evaluation prior to the test. You may utilize the OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire for this process.

EPR staff can also help train your organization in the use of certain specific types of evacuation equipment. We will bring the evacuation equipment to the training.

Following successful completion of the training, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health will provide your organization with a completion certificate.


PPE Donning/Doffing

IMG_6182 cEPR staff are certified as Level C PPE instructors and are trained in donning and doffing Level C PPE and PAPR systems. A full description of the four levels of PPE can be found in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website.

Level A Protection

  • Positive pressure, full face piece self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or positive pressure supplied air respirator with escape SCBA;
  • Totally encapsulated chemical- and vapor-protective suit;
  • Inner and outer chemical-resistant gloves;
  • Disposable protective suit, gloves and boots.

Level B Protection

  • Positive pressure, full face piece self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or positive pressure supplied air respirator with escape SCBA;
  • Inner and outer chemical-resistant gloves;
  • Face shield;
  • Hooded chemical resistant clothing
  • Coveralls;
  • Outer chemical-resistant boots.

Level C Protection

  • Full-face air purifying respirators;
  • Inner and outer chemical-resistant gloves;
  • Hard hat;
  • Escape mask;
  • Disposable chemical-resistant outer boots.

Level D Protection

  • Gloves;
  • Coveralls;
  • Safety Glasses;
  • Face Shield;
  • Chemical-resistant, steel-toe boots or shoes.

Additional Resources

PPE Checklist & Procedures

  1. Crystalynn Kuntz

    Emergency Preparedness Regional Coordinator
    Phone: 701-355-1540

  2. Kalen Ost

    Emergency Preparedness Information Specialist
    Phone: 701-355-1556

  3. Public Health


    Physical Address
    500 E. Front Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58504


    Directions

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 5503
    Bismarck, ND 58504

    Phone: 701-355-1540
    Fax: 701-221-6883