Respirator Fit Test / Medical Clearance Clinic

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Attention Pesticide Applicators

Based on changes in Worker Protection Standards, you may be required to wear a respirator per the label of the pesticide you may be handling. Please read the information below on the medical test and respirator fit test that will be needed to meet the requirements to wear the respirator.

Of the major changes in Worker Protection Standards (WPS), one of those deals with personal protective equipment. The change in personal protective equipment will be consistent with Department of Labor’s – Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards for ensuring respirators are effective, including fit test, medical evaluation and training.

For any pesticide that requires a respirator, including the N95, which is a two-strap filtering particulate respirator, the person using the respirator must have a medical evaluation and fit test as well as training on how to use and maintain the respirator. To assist people in being in-compliance, a respirator fit test/medical clearance clinic is being hosted by the Extension Centers of Camden, Currituck, and Pasquotank.

The clinic will be conducted on Friday, March 2nd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henderson & Associates, Inc. located at 300 Camden Causeway, Elizabeth City, NC. Your appointment will be on a first-come-first serve basis. Those coming must bring the respirator they will be using on the farm for the fit test to be done. Both the fit test and medical clearance will be done, but you must first have the medical clearance to be fit tested. Although there is no charge for the fit test, the medical clearance cost is $40, so bring check or cash.

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Jody Carpenter at 252-232-2262, email no later than five business days before the event.


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