First published on 
07/20/2017 - 21:30


The Advisory Information for Employees Who Voluntarily Use Respirators applies to the voluntary use of respirators by University personnel. Respirators protect against airborne hazards when properly selected and used.

Voluntary use of respirators is permitted as long as exposure to substances remains below the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) permissible exposure limits (PELs) or there is no exposure to an airborne biological hazard. Voluntary use of respirators can provide you an additional level of comfort and protection.


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(206) 543-7388