Respiratory Protection

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, respiratory protection is in short supply. 3M N95 1870 Respirator
N-95 respirators, PAPR units and related supplies should be reserved for personnel who absolutely need them.

Who needs to wear a respirator on campus?

If a risk assessment is completed and you do need to wear a respirator, EHS will assist in procuring supplies to ensure that they are appropriate for the task and that they are coming from a trusted source.

Each specific type/ model and size of respirator requires a fit test and medical evaluation prior to use. EHS will help coordinate fit testing either on or off-site.

What’s the difference between a face/ surgical mask and a respirator?

UNMC Interim Face Covering Policy

CDC - How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask (face covering)

UNMC Respiratory Protection Plan  

Additional Resources: 
UNMC HEROES - Personal Protective Equipment Video Library
Nebraska Medicine - Personal Protective Equipment Resources
CDC Respiratory Fit Test Requirements
OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 1910.134