Respiratory Protection Program | Occupational Health
Occupational Health

Respiratory Protection Program

 

The purpose of a Respiratory Protection Program is to protect the lungs and respiratory tract by preventing inhalation of toxic substances. 

Completion of MEDICAL RESPIRATOR CLEARANCE ASSESSMENT includes:

 
  • to determine if individuals are medically qualified to use respirators under assigned work conditions; prior to fit testing; assignment to position which requires respirator use; or if individual experiences change which may impact their ability to properly wear a respirator
     
  • enables remedial action to be taken when necessary
     
  • provides opportunity for health education
     
  • establishes a baseline health assessment and periodic health monitoring and surveillance data
     
The Respiratory Protection Program consists of a confidential medical examination, including history & physical, evaluation of clinical testing such as Pulmonary Function Testing and Chest X-ray, followed by health education.