Respiratory Protection

Get help in obtaining an appropriate respirator, based on the respiratory hazard(s) to which you are exposed at your workplace.

Monitoring the Air You Breathe

The best way to control occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with potentially harmful dusts, fumes, sprays, mists, fogs, smokes, vapors, or gases is to minimize workplace contamination and atmospheric contamination. This shall be accomplished as far as feasible by accepted engineering control measures (for example, enclosure or confinement of the operation, and general or local ventilation, and substitution of less toxic materials). Administrative Controls (for example, training, restricting access to hazardous areas, limiting time or maximizing distance,) shall be used where possible when engineering controls do not eliminate hazards.

Contact an Expert

head shot of Carol Schmeidler Manager, General Safety & Industrial Hygiene Programs.

Carol Schmeidler, MS, CSP

Manager, General Safety & Industrial Hygiene Programs

Environment, Health & Safety

Phone: 716-829-5833

Email: cbs2@buffalo.edu

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