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 tests 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 EH&S page for instructions. 







Copyright © 2017 – UCSF Health Safety Office.  Please direct questions or comments to the website administrator.