The Respiratory Protection Program
(RPP) establishes respiratory protection requirements at Colgate University and describes all aspects pertaining to the safe use and maintenance of university-issued respirators. All respirators are issued through EHS (following a respirator medical evaluation and respirator fit test).
Hot Work Program
Colgate University has established a Hot Work Program
to (1) minimize the potential for a fire incident due to hot work on campus and (2) comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.252 Welding, Cutting and Brazing
standard, New York State (NYS) Fire Code Chapter 26 Welding and Other Hot Work
, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 51B Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work
Eye and Face Personal Protective Equipment Program
The Eye and Face Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program
is designed to ensure all Colgate University staff and students have the appropriate level of protection during activities that present a potential eye and face hazard. The program sets forth use requirements and provides resources to appropriately identify and select eye and face protection based on the specific hazard source. All protective eyewear must meet the ANSI Z87.1-2003 standard.
Confined Space Program
A confined space, as defined in 29 CFR 1910.146, has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (Ex. tanks, vessels, silos, vaults, pits, and storage bins) and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. An inventory of all confined spaces at Colgate University has been compiled to provide potential hazards, personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, and entry procedures for each identified space. Confined Space Inventory Map