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Respiratory Protection Program



Medical Evaluation and Determination Forms for Respirator Users
Voluntary Use of Respirators - Training and Information Form



OSHA 29CFR1910.134 Respiratory Protection Standard

Respiratory Protection

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) of Illinois State University has established a Respiratory Protection Program to protect the health of University employees and to assure compliance with state and federal occupational health and safety standards. This program meets the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) 29CFR 1910.134 "Respiratory Protection Standard" as enforced by the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL).

Supervisors or persons in charge are responsible for conducting a hazard evaluation for each operation, process, or work area where airborne contaminants may be present in routine operations or during an emergency. EHS will assist in those evaluations upon request.

Mandotory use of respirators requires each affected employee to be medically evaluated for respirator use, fit tested with the respirator being used (annually), and trained in accordance with the requirements of the OSHA standard (annually). Voluntary use of respirators requires each supervisor to review the Voluntary Respirator Use Training and Information Form with each affected employee. Voluntary use of respirators requires a medical evaluation for respirator use, but fit testing is not required.

To learn more, please reference the "Respiratory Protection Program" on the right side of this page.

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