If your work responsibilities require you to wear a respirator for specific duties, including an N95 respirator, then you will be required to be certified per the Respiratory Protection Program for CCSD. Wearing the respirator will ensure not just your personal health and safety, but that of the students we serve. Here is how the process works.
This will be the first step in getting medically cleared so you can safely wear a respirator. This is the first requirement in the OSHA standard. Annual recertification of the medical clearance is required along with the ELMS training modules listed below.
ALL CCSD personnel who are identified for the Respiratory Protection Program must log into the Enterprise Learning Management System (ELMS) for training prior to fit testing. The training modules are based on the work you will be performing while wearing the N95 mask.
*Sick room staff will train individuals on the isolation/sick rooms and healthcare protocols
Currently sample packets are available from the Risk Management Department, located at 4828 S. Pearl St., Las Vegas, NV 89121. The office hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
It is imperative that this process be completed as soon as possible and prior to the expiration of your medical clearance. Your full cooperation is required to make this possible. If you have any questions or concerns you may contact the Safety Office at 702-799-6496 x5662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Respiratory Protection Program Manual (English)
Respiratory Protection Program Manual (Spanish)
N95 respirators as well as KN95 respirators that a staff member wears voluntarily requires the employee to complete the Appendix D Form in the CCSD Respiratory Protection Program as well as attending the following training in the Enterprise Learning Management System (ELMS). The training module will help educate staff on the appropriate, safe use of a KN95 or N95 mask. Training should be verified as completed by the staff member's immediate supervisor and include the completion date on the bottom of the Appendix D Form. (The instructor can be listed as ELMS.)
Staff should also review the Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work guide: (English) or (Spanish)
Staff may also review information available starting on page 18 of the Respiratory Protection Program if they have additional questions. The supervisor must send a copy of the completed Appendix D form to Safety@nv.ccsd.net for documentation with OSHA.
Employees that choose to provide their own respirator acknowledge they are doing so voluntarily and are not wearing one as a requirement of their job duties. If the employees job duties require the use of an N95 or KN95 mask then the employee cannot supply their own. They must comply with all provisions of the CCSD Respiratory Protection Program and receive medical certification and fit testing prior to use. Questions can be directed to the Safety Office at 702-799-6496 x5662.