This OSHA-regulated program covers selection, training, medical clearance, and respirator fit testing for personnel required to wear respirators for protection from occupational hazards.
See the Duke Respiratory Protection Policy in the Safety Manual.
Medical Clearance Forms
Download a site-specific Medical Clearance Form.
Site-Specific Respiratory Protection Policies
View your site-specific respiratory protection policy.
Wearing Respiratory Protection
- 3M Versaflo PAPR - General User Instructions
- 3M HEPA Air-Mate PAPR - General User Instructions
- Donning and Doffing a Respirator
- 3M 1860/1860S donning/doffing and seal check video
- 3M Wear it Right Poster (N95 without exhalation valve)
- 3M Wear It Right Poster (N95 with exhalation valve)
- Respirator for Emergency or Infrequent Use: Monthly Inspection Checklist
See upcoming fit test sessions here.
Voluntary Respirator Use
Wearing a respirator for “comfort” reasons (as opposed to a documented hazard) is considered voluntary, and is subject to the Voluntary Use of Respiratory Protection policy.
For more information, see the Voluntary Respirator Use at Duke guide for employees.
Laboratory Respirator Use
For more information about using respirators in laboratories, see:
Respirator Use in Labs
For information regarding lab animal allergies and respirator use, visit:
Preventing Laboratory Animal Allergy at Duke
Replacement respirators and parts ordering information
3M Versaflo Ordering Information
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Respiratory Protection
CDC/NIOSH Information for Respirator Users
OSHA Technical Manual Section VIII: Chapter 2 – Respiratory Protection
Video: The Difference between Respirators and Surgical Masks
CDC/NIOSH Infographic: Understanding the Difference (Surgical Masks, N95 Respirators and Elastomeric Half Facepiece Respirators)
Facial Hairstyles and Filtering Facepiece Respirators