Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Enrollment

Employees are enrolled in the Respiratory Protection Program when Environmental, Health and Safety Services (EHSS) determines that they are exposed to respiratory hazards in particle, vapor or gas forms above permissible exposure limits (PELs) or as necessary to protect the health of the employee. Individuals with special health concerns may be enrolled based on the recommendation of their personal physician or the university's occupational physician.

Prior to enrollment, a respiratory hazard assessment should be initiated by the department supervisor by completing a Respiratory Hazard Assessment form. This form is used to request an evaluation of potential worksite exposure conditions. If a respirator hazard determination has already been established for a work group, and a new employee needs to be added to the Respiratory Protection Program, the supervisor needs to complete an OHAP New Employee Enrollment Form.

All employees enrolled in the Respiratory Protection Program will receive a medical evaluation and respirator training. Fit-testing will be conducted by EHSS on an annual basis.

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