Respiratory Protection Program
The Thomas Jefferson University Respiratory Protection Program aims to establish a safe and healthy work environment for its employees. This program is designed to reduce employee exposure to chemical substances by using respirators. The program also focuses on the necessary medical and training requirements that must be implemented prior to respirator use.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety evaluates workplace conditions to assess the need for respirators, provide training in the care, maintenance and use of respirators, and conduct the necessary fit testing of respirators.
Accident Investigation & Occupational Safety
After the completion of the medical and training requirements, it is the responsibility of the employee to have an awareness of the respiratory protection requirements for their work areas. They are also responsible for wearing the appropriate protective equipment and maintaining the equipment in a clean and operable condition.