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Respirator Protection Program

One of the principal routes of exposure to chemical substances is through inhalation. The Rutgers University Respiratory Protection Program identifies conditions under which respirators can be used to limit such exposure. The program also addresses the necessary medical and training requirements that must be implemented prior to respirator use.

REHS evaluates workplace conditions to assess the need for respirators, provides training in the care, maintenance and use of respirators, and conducts the necessary fit testing of respirators. The Occupational Health Department provides the medical evaluation and pulmonary function testing that is prerequisite to respirator use.



RU Respiratory Protection Program [pdf]
OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134)



Overall Program Management - Tom Block, or call (732) 445-2550
Medical Evaluation for Respirator Use - Joanne O'Brien, R.N., or call (732) 932-8254

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