The purpose of the program is to improve the level of protection provided to employees who use respirators to protect themselves from respiratory hazards. Respirators will be used in situations where engineering and administrative controls cannot be feasibly implemented and in some cases where an employee chooses to use a respirator even when one is not required.
Jeremy Chambers, Program Administrator
General rules for use
The program is established for all faculty and staff with the risk of occupational exposure to respiratory hazards. A print copy of the program guide is available to any employee upon request.
The use of dust masks are not regulated under this program.
The program is in compliance with Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OR-OSHA) rule 1910.139 for employee respiratory protection.