Voluntary Respiratory Use

University personnel may request to voluntarily wear a disposable N95 respirator even if respiratory protection is not required by the University.  An individual requesting to use a N95 respirator must first complete the online Voluntary Respirator Use Training which describes the necessary steps that must be taken before an N95 can be worn voluntarily.   Those steps include notification to the supervisor, an EHSS evaluation of the activity and the review of OSHA’s mandatory information by the requesting individual.

OSHA’s Mandatory Information (Appendix D)

N95 Respirator – User Instructions

Voluntary Respirator Use for Animal Research Activities Guidance [PDF]