Updated Respiratory Protection Program Manual now available


An updated April 2023 version of the UW Respiratory Protection Program Manual is now available online. The program manual contains the applicable elements listed in the Washington Administrative Code 296-842-12005, including responsibilities and procedures for respirator selection, medical evaluation, fit testing, training, use procedures, and maintenance.

The updates to the program manual were mainly administrative modifications, including updating web hyperlinks,  language clarity, and enhancing accessibility. Additionally, Appendix C has been reorganized to sort respirators used at the UW by job task.

All individuals at the UW who use respirators and their supervisors are asked to review the updated manual carefully to ensure compliance with the regulations and requirements. If you have any questions regarding the UW Respiratory Protection Program Manual or the use of respirators, contact EH&S at uwresp@uw.edu or (206) 543-7262.