Respiratory Hazards

Protecting faculty, staff, and students from occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fumes, sprays, mists, fogs, smokes, vapors, gases, or radioactive material is best achieved by preventing atmospheric contamination through the use of engineering controls, e.g., enclosure or confinement of the operation, general and local exhaust ventilation, and substitution of less toxic alternatives.

The University of Michigan (U-M) has developed several programs to specifically address airborne hazards that are commonly encountered on campus.  The respiratory management programs detail how U-M addresses controls of exposures to contractors, workers as well as protection of the U-M community and our environment.



Hazardous Exhaust on Rooftops

Servicing Hazardous Exhaust Systems

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