Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Termination of Services and Respirator Recovery

When an employee is no longer affiliated with VT, is no longer required to wear a respirator as part of his/her job duties, or when the respiratory hazards have been abated, participation in the RPP is no longer necessary. A letter of Termination of Participation in the Respiratory Protection Program will be sent to the employee and a copy will be retained by EHSS. The respirator users should submit the respirator to EHSS or their supervisor using the form in Appendix 9. These "recovered" respirators must be stored in such a way to prevent their use by personnel not participating in the Respiratory Protection Program. If an employee's participation in the RPP has been terminated but s/he remains is the possession of the respirator, this must be stored in a way that prevents the use by unauthorized persons.

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