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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. 


  • 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.