The University of Iowa

SAFETYmatters - Are You Wearing an N95 Respirator?

Faculty and staff (including student employees) wearing a NIOSH approved respirator such as an N95 respirator* MUST complete ICON training.  The required ICON course will depend on the reason you are wearing the N95.

  • Individuals voluntarily wearing an N95 respirator (with permission of their department) when not required by OSHA regulations must complete the Respirator: Voluntary Use - W050OS course.  This includes staff requesting to wear an N95 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Individuals required to wear an N95 respirator for protection from an airborne contaminant at work must complete the Respirator: Dust Mask – W141OS course.

Instructions on how to enroll in an ICON course are found on the EHS Safety Training webpage.  Questions can be addressed to Justin Newnum.

*This training does not apply to individuals wearing a KN95 mask.