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.
Read the University of Waterloo's 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.