Texas Tech University

Respiratory Protection

Respirators protect workers against oxygen-deficient environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, fumes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death.

This program consists of annual training for employees required to use respirators in controlling respiratory hazards in the work environment. The employees are also required to participate in the occupational health program and undergo annual medical tests and quantitative fit testing conducted by EHS.

Policy

TTU OP 60.05

Resources

OSHA Respiratory Protection

Environmental Health & Safety