Programs and Services
USF's goal for managing airborne contaminants is by elimination of the source, substitution to a less hazardous chemical, or proper engineering controls. If these methods can not be used, an appropriate respirator will be selected and fit tested by EH&S.
Respiratory Fit Testing
The USF EH&S department is responsible for performing fit testing on NIOSH certified protective facepieces, hoods, and helmets designed to protect the wearer from inhaling hazardous contaminants in the air. USF complies with OSHA's respiratory protection standard OHSA 29 CFR 1910.134.
Please contact EH&S if you have any questions or need more information regarding the respiratory fit test program. Please note that a medical evaluation will be needed to clear an individual for respirator use.