Voluntary Respiratory Use

University personnel may request to voluntarily wear a disposable N95 respirator even if respiratory protection is not required by the University to control exposure to airborne contaminants.  Voluntary use of a N95 respirator does not require enrollment in the University’s Respiratory Protection Program.  However, individuals requesting to use a N95 respirator must acknowledge their decision to voluntarily use a N95 respirator and their understanding of the requirements associated with voluntary use. The please refer to the following guidance documents, or contact EHSS for assistance.

Voluntary Respirator Use Guidance [PDF]

Voluntary Respirator Use for Animal Research Activities Guidance [PDF]