Respirator Fit testing for UNMC Employees

Respirator Fit Testing will be available in August:

  • August 20-21 at Bellevue Medical Center, Conference Room D
  • August 22-24 and 27-30  at the UNMC/ NE Med. main campus, lower basement of Storz (LC1)
  • August 31 at the Lincoln Campus, Health Center Room 202

Please register as soon as possible. If you miss this session, additional dates will be available in November.

Do you need a respirator fit test? Your job description will dictate your need for a respirator. These masks are fitted, NIOSH approved, air-filtering respirators (not surgical masks). N-95 respirators can offer particulate protection against airborne and/ or aerosolized diseases. Reusable respirators can offer particulate and chemical/ gas protection. Please ask your manager/ supervisor if you are unsure. *Surgical masks and PAPR units do not require fit testing.

 

Registration: Log in to Apollo, select “Search for Trainings” and type in “fit testing”.

Other important information:

Complete and take the following forms with you to your appointment:

Medical History Review

Respiratory Protection Medical Form

Employee Health Authorization Form

3M 1870+ (N-95) respirators will be available for fit testing at these sessions. If you need a different model/ style, please bring one with you to your appointment. If you also need a reusable respirator (half or full-face, negative pressure), you need to reserve an appointment time for each mask AND contact Employee Health to arrange for the use of an adaptor. Take your reusable mask/s with you to your appointment. Your appointment will take approximately 20 minutes (for one fit test). Plan to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your appointment; if you are late, you may be asked to reschedule. Males must be clean shaven where the respirator is intended to seal on the face. If you have facial hair, you cannot be fit tested and should not schedule an appointment. For more information regarding fit testing and what to expect at your appointment please visit the Employee Health fit testing share point page.

*The Employee Health clinic will still offer appointments for fit testing new employees, job changes, or other special circumstances. Please contact the EH Clinic to schedule these appointments: 402-552-3563

 

Questions? Email Employee Health at FitTest@nebraskamed.com, or contact John Hauser or Miriam McCann at Environment Health & Safety (EHS). 9-6356 

Annual fit testing for respirator masks is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement for any employee whose job description indicates a potential for exposure to airborne and/or aerosolized diseases. Fit testing and medical clearance is required before you use a respirator, annually, and/ or if there is a change in your physical appearance that may affect the fit of your mask, e.g., large weight gain or loss, major dental work, facial surgery (that alters the shape of your face) or scarring in the area of the seal.

Tuesday, August 21 at 12:00am to 12:00pm

More dates through August 31, 2018

Schedule through Apollo, Various locations/ dates - schedule through Apollo

Event Type

Health & Wellness, Research, Training & Human Resources

Audience

Faculty and Staff

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