MARCOM's Respiratory Protection and Safety Interactive CD-ROM Course points out to employees why it is important that they learn to recognize and guard against respiratory hazards. Both OSHA and NIOSH have recently issued changes to their respiratory protection training requirements. This course includes those changes... such as new fit testing protocols and cleaning/disinfecting procedures... as well as shows examples of the new N class respirator and other respirators being used in a variety of settings. One of the problems with many respiratory hazards (such as fumes or gases) is that employees can not easily see them. Even more visible hazards, such as dusts, are often accepted as part of a normal work environment. As a result, many respiratory problems only become clearly evident well after the original exposure. Yet once they occur, most respiratory problems are chronic and long lasting. The course includes information on the physiology of the human respiratory system, how the respiratory system functions, common causes of respiratory problems, potential effects of hazards, respiratory safety practices, the use of respiratory safety equipment, and more. Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text and colorful graphics, this course provides the most cost-effective safety and regulatory compliance training available today. The course is divided into a number of logical sections so information is easily understood... and retained. Also designed with the training manager in mind, all courses in the Interactive CD-ROM Training Library include a learning management system (at no additional cost). Using this system, trainers can set up Pre and Post tests... establish log-in procedures... even define and set up curriculum for various job classes. The system also collects and organizes employee performance information through a powerful relational database, which can generate a number of record-keeping and tracking reports... and has a database import/export feature, which allows information to be transferred to and from an external database (such as a company's personnel database). The course is one of over 100 titles currently available in the Interactive CD-ROM Training Library.