Message from Hal Barrett, Director:
Due to concerns regarding overall University liabilities and regulatory compliance issues, EHS is revising the current respiratory protection policy. This information will be posted to the EHS website as soon as possible.
Students and employees who request a respirator will be evaluated by EHS. This evaluation will include a review of the work area of process which the requestor believes requires respirator usage. Engineering controls are the preferred method of exposure control and their use will be evaluated. The use of engineering controls will be utilized to control exposure. If engineering controls or usage procedures will control personal exposures, respirators will not be supplied. If the evaluation indicates a need for respirators, all affected personnel and students will be included in the EHS Respiratory Safety Program. A flowchart outlining the steps involved in this process is attached.
Respirator Request Flow Chart
Medical Evaluation Questionaire