Employees and supervisors consult with EOH and EH&S to identify appropriate personal protective equipment for the hazard, job task, or facility based on hazard assessment. Purchasing occurs within the division, school or college. EOH and Occupational Medicine align services to help users meet OSHA 1910.132 and other standards/regulatory program requirements for the following personal protective equipment:
Prescription Safety Glasses
Wisconsin Vision provides prescription safety eyewear to campus employees. UHS no longer has an optician onsite.
Employees bring a valid prescription and supervisor signed application to a Wisconsin Vision location at 2612 E. Washington Ave. (608-249-5100) or 5505 Odana Rd. (608-277-9393) in Madison.
EOH coordinates compliance for OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection and aligns services for initial and annual respirator user fit testing with Occupational Medicine. Current medical clearance is a prerequisite to a fit test and wearing a respirator.
EOH coordinates compliance for OSHA 1910.95 occupational noise exposure standard. Employees may choose or be required to use hearing protection based on role, task or facility. Hearing protection is purchased by the division, school or college for employees.
- UHS and EOH offer noise monitoring, training coordination, hazard assessment and personal protective equipment consulting.
- UW Speech & Hearing Clinic provides audiograms.
- Occupational Medicine maintains individual audiogram results in the employee medical record.
Whether you are working with biologicals, chemicals, and/or radioactive materials, all lab employees are required to wear closed-toed shoes, protective eyewear, and lab coats.
For more information on laboratory PPE requirements check out:
For information around gloves for chemical, biological, and sensitive handling, check out: