Respiratory Protection is an important line of defense in environments where workers may be exposed to hazardous dusts, mists, gases, smokes, sprays, and vapors. Respirator use is required when effective engineering controls (fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, etc.) or ventilation are not available or not efficient enought to provide worker protection.
The FIU Respiratory Protection Program provides written guidelines, assessments, fit-testing, medical evaluation, and training for workers required to use respirators in accordance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134.
To access the Respiratory Protection Guideline, please click on the image to the left.
To request an assessment, medical evaluation, or fit-testing for respirator use, please contact EH&S Lab Safety at 305-348-3387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT: Respirator use is not always required. Please consult EH&S if you are not sure about whether a respirator is needed in your work area.