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“Respirator Fit Testing: What’s Required and Why It’s Important”

3M Health Care Academy* presents……“Respirator Fit Testing: What’s Required and Why It’s Important”

Respirator fit testing is an OSHA requirement for tight-fitting respirators.  Our experience with COVID19 has refocused our attention on fit testing programs, their effectiveness and value.  This presentation will review the requirements, common misconceptions, and the science supporting fit testing.  Strategies for establishing efficient and effective fit testing programs and recent initiatives to improve the NIOSH respirator approval process will also be reviewed.

Learning Objectives  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • List at least three OSHA requirements for fit testing.
  • Describe a common error/misconception surrounding qualitative fit testing.
  • Explain why fit testing an important part of a respiratory protection program is.

Presenter:   Marta Figueroa, CIH, Ph.D.  |  Senior Director Environmental Health and Safety for NYU Langone.

Target Audience:  Nursing and Device Reprocessing

Continuing Education: 1.o CE Contact Hour. 3M is an approved provider by The California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CEP 5770. Each Device Reprocessing 1-hour web meeting is approved by IAHCSMM, CBSPD. These programs provide 1.0 CE contact hour.

Questions? Contact: Jon Ross at jrross@mmm.com

* NOTE: This is a contracted supplier-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as a HealthTrust endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.