Other Information

WHMIS Training Course on LEARN is to be completed before the start date of your course.

Half-face respirator fit testing is required prior to registering for Continuing Education Welding course.
  1. Call Safety and Health Services (SHS) at 204-632-2511 to make an appointment. You will need to state that you are a (Continuing Education) student and that you require a half-face fit-test.
  2. Please call 204-632-2511 if you have any questions about respirator fit- testing or to cancel/reschedule your appointment.
  3. The fit-test room is located in D-322.
  4. The fee for each respirator fit-test required is $40.
  5. Be on time for your appointment. Appointments are scheduled in 20-minute intervals.
    • Late arrival may result in a missed appointment charge of $40.
  6. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let SHS know 24 hours prior to appointment by calling 204-632-2511.
    • Missed appointment (without prior notification) will result in a missed appointment charge of $40.
  7. Do not eat, drink (other than water), smoke, vape or chew gum for 20 minutes before the test.
  8. You must be clean-shaven where the respirator seals to the face – see examples.
    • Attending a fit-test appointment with facial hair that affects the seal of the respirator will result in a missed appointment charge of $40.
  9. Payment for a fit-test will be done after a successful fit-test at the Cashiers Office C-212.
  10. Fit-test card will be available the next business day in Health Services (HM-08), Monday to Friday, between 8am until 4pm, after proof of payment is presented to Health Services.  Please forward a copy of your Fit-test card to
All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can be purchase at the RRC Campus Store, students are required to bring their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the 1st day of class:
Consisting certified CSA-approved footwear (preferably boots), eye protection (glasses), hearing protection, welding gloves (leather gloves), welding jacket, long sleeved, welding apron (optional), full face shield/visor with at least #10 lens for actual welding. Can be an auto shade style helmet your choice, and 2 – pair of locking pliers (optional). For personal safety, a welding respirator is recommended and will be a topic of discussion at start of program.
NOTE: All equipment must be in good working condition so as to prevent personal injuries! All items must be free from oils and grease as well. All PPE must be worn in lab areas, no exceptions.
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