Respirator Fit Test at the AIC Annual Meeting

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Whether you are using hazardous chemicals in your laboratory or working with mold-infested artifacts after a flood, you need to be protected with a properly fitting respirator. This workshop will provide the participant with access to an online lecture on respirator selection, care, and use, as well as a 15-minute, individual appointment for a personal respirator fit test, ensuring an acceptable, face-to-face piece seal/fit of their respirator. The individual appointment provides an opportunity for participants to ask any specific questions, and to “shop” for a new half-mask, air-purifying respirator from the Health and Safety Committee’s selection of samples. You should bring your personal respirator if you have one.

The AIC Respirator Fit Test Program is targeted towards conservators who may not have access to a Safety Professional to conduct the test or do not have respirator fit testing available through their employer, but is open to all interested parties. This workshop is in accordance with the U.S. OSHA Standard (29CFR1910.134 - Respiratory Protection). The online lecture and fit test appointments will be conducted by a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

Individuals wishing to be fit for a respirator MUST:

  1. Register for the Respirator Fit Test “workshop” at the AIC Annual Meeting.
  2. Watch the REQUIRED online lecture and take the corresponding quiz.
  3. Schedule a fit test appointment. The appointments will be scheduled to take place in 15-minute intervals from 9:00am - 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
  4. Complete a REQUIRED medical evaluation within twelve months PRIOR to your fit test. The medical evaluation must be performed by a healthcare professional. If you prefer not to use your own healthcare provider, FAIC can suggest a clinic that will review your evaluation questionnaire (additional $25 cost).
  5. Upload the Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form signed by a healthcare professional to the portal or bring it to the scheduled fit test appointment.
  6. Bring their respirator to the scheduled appointment and get fit tested.

Appointments are limited. The last day to register for a Respirator Fit Test is May 7, 2019.

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Lecture and Quiz
Lecture
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz
# of Questions: 12 | Total Points: 12 | Passing Score:  0
# of Questions: 12 | Total Points: 12 | Passing Score:  0
Respirator Medical Evaluation
OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire
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Open to download resource. You must complete the OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire and have it reviewed by a physician or other licensed healthcare professional (PLHCP). This medical evaluation can be done through your own physician or through the Chicago Occupational Medical Clinic (OMS). Please note that it does not only have to be a doctor that can approve you for a fit test; a registered nurse, occupational health clinic, or other health screening service (such as CVS Minute Clinic) may be able to do this for you as well. See section below for more information on using the Chicago Occupational Medical Clinic.
HS Verification Consent Statement
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Open to download resource.
Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. This form must be signed by your healthcare provider OR clinic provider and returned to the fit test organizers before the test can be administered. It allows your physician or other licensed healthcare professional to indicate whether you are cleared (medically) to wear a respirator safely during your work without disclosing confidential medical information. This form is completed after a medical evaluation that includes review of the OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire (Mandatory) Appendix C of 29 CFR 1910.134 included in the OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire Info Sheet.
Submit Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form
Graded as Pass/Fail | Due Date: 05/14/2019
Graded as Pass/Fail | Due Date: 05/14/2019 Submit your Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form signed by a healthcare professional before your scheduled fit test appointment.
OPTIONAL Chicago Occupational Medical Specialists Clinic
OMS Instructions
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Open to download resource. If you wish to use the Chicago Occupational Medical Specialist clinic (OMS) to complete your medical evaluation, follow the instructions in this document.