Respiratory Protection Program


Cal-OSHA Title 8 Section 5199 (known as the Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard) requires all employees who may need to wear respirators as part of their job functions be fit-tested initially and within twelve months of their last fit-test on each type of respirator they may be required to wear.  The Medical Center Safety Office has coordinated with Campus EH&S to help staff meet this requirement.

Any employee who cannot wear a respirator will be trained to use a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR).  PAPRs can be obtained from Materials Management and are stocked on airborne isolation carts deployed for use when there are patients under airborne precautions.



Fit-test services continue to be offered at Parnassus, Mission Bay, and Mount Zion for staff who have not been fit-tested or are unsure about the fit of their N95 masks.  Please visit this page and follow instructions under "Effective During Covid-19 Pandemic".







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