Respiratory Protection Program

Respirators are worn to protect the user from airborne hazards such as particulates (dusts, fogs, fumes, mists, smoke, sprays) and gases/vapors, when other controls are not available or adequate.  The use of respirators is regulated by OSHA through the Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134) and the UVM Respiratory Protection Program. All respirator wearers must be medically cleared, fit tested, and trained before using a respirator. Supervisors and/or departments are responsible for purchasing respirators and cartridges. A risk assessment needs to be completed to determine the type of respirator required. 

How the Program Works: Requesting a Respirator, Medical Clearance, Fit Testing & Training

Care, Use & Maintenance for Different Types of Respirators

UVM Written Respiratory Protection Program