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Respiratory Protection

The Ohio State University’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), in compliance with state laws, adopted from Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules found at 29 CFR 1910.134, has developed a General Respiratory Protection Program. This program covers all faculty and staff employed by The Ohio State University, who are required to wear respiratory protection.

EHS provides respiratory fit tests for OSU employees required to use respiratory protection. Respiratory fit tests can be scheduled by using the OSU EHS Respirator Fit Test Scheduler (calendar) (follow the instructions after clicking the link) or can be requested by using the Service Request Form (select Occupational Health and Safety from the Service Area drop-down menu and Respiratory Fit Test from the Service drop-down menu).

If you don't know which type of respirator to use, answer the questions in the Respirator Selection Guide.