During the COVID-19 emergency, the Safety Office is continuing to provide services.

Click here for more information on essential services that will continue, work that will be suspended, the laboratory shutdown checklist, and changes to the ESF hours.

Respiratory protection

Respiratory hazards can include airborne contaminants such as dusts, mists, fumes, gases, or oxygen-deficient atmospheres. The University's Respirator Protection Program aims to protect the health and safety of University workers, students and visitors from atmospheric contaminants.

See the Respiratory Protection Program for more information. 


All employees required to wear a respirator and supervisors that require their employees to wear a respirator, must undergo training to be considered a competent respirator user.

Contact the Safety Office for more information about training.