Fit testing is conducted to ensure that your individual respirator (size, make, model) fits you properly and forms a secure seal to your face. An improper fit can result in exposure to hazardous materials. The test must be conducted in accordance to regulatory and industry standards.
Before your fit-testing, each employee must first submit a Health Clearance Form and Medical Questionnaire to the Occupational Health Nurse and then complete N95 Training. Once you complete training and the heath clearance form is approved, you may be scheduled for a fit test. To schedule a fit test contact the Industrial Hygiene group within the University EHS Department at 303-724-0345 or email EHSRespirator.firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to repeat fit testing every year (or more frequently if there has been a significant change to facial structure or weight change of 10 lbs or more) or anytime you obtain a new or different respirator will be used.
Depending on your funding source, there will be a potential fee of $49.00 for the fit test. Please know the SpeedType number for the account you wish to use to pay this fee. This fee is waived for most sponsered research and academic activities.
Note: Fit testing conducted by UCD EHS is quantitative and calibration of the testing unit requires advanced preparation. Though your testing should not last longer than a half hour, an hour is typically scheduled for conducting each person’s testing. Due to the nature of prep work needed for the instrumentation, walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
Review the Important Information section before coming to your fit test.