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).
- Contact EHS to complete an Occupational Risk Assessment for the work activity under question.
- The respirator user must successfully complete Respiratory Protection training. Request training from EHS.
- The respirator user must submit a completed Occupational Health Program Enrollment Form to email@example.com.
- 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.
- 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.
- All steps must be repeated annually.
Submit any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.