Texas Tech University

Respiratory Protection

Respirators protect personnel against harmful dusts, fumes, gases, or vapors they may encounter during work duties. Exposure to these hazards may cause long-term health complications. While respirators do provide personnel protection, other controls to reduce exposure to the hazard should be employed as well.

Respiratory Protection Program implementation applies to any tight-fitting respirator (e.g., N-95 or cartridge-type respirators).


  1. Contact EHS to complete an Occupational Risk Assessment for the work activity under question.
  2. The respirator user must successfully complete Respiratory Protection training. Request training from EHS.
  3. The respirator user must submit a completed Occupational Health Program Enrollment Form to ehs.ohp@ttu.edu.
  4. Occupational Safety will provide an OSHA medical form. After submission of this form, you will be notified by the university's Occupational Medical Provider to complete your medical evaluation.
  5. Upon successful completion of a medical evaluation, a fit-test will be scheduled with EHS. You must be clean-shaven and bring the respirator you will use for work duties with you to the fit-test appointment.
  6. All steps must be repeated annually. 

Submit any questions to ehs.occupational.safety@ttu.edu


TTU OP 60.05


OSHA Respiratory Protection