5.5.5 Respirators

Where the use of a respirator is necessary to limit exposure to biohazardous agents, the department must provide, at no cost to the employee, the proper respiratory protective equipment.  Only HEPA filters will provide protection against microorganisms and it is imperative that any filter be fitted in the correct type of respirator.  Respirators must be selected and used in accordance with the requirements of the University’s Respiratory Protection Program.  Individuals required to wear a respirator will receive specific training and a fit test before being issued a respirator.  In addition, individuals must undergo periodic medical monitoring.  Contact EHS for further information.