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Health & Safety Committee Respirator Fit Testing

The Health and Safety Committee provides low-cost respirator fit testing to attendees at the AIC Annual Meeting. See below for information about the upcoming opportunity for a respirator fit test.

46th Annual Meeting, Respirator Fit Test Program, Houston, 2018

Register here! If you have already registered for a fit test for 2018, you will be contacted by the Health & Safety Committee to make the appropriate arrangements.  If you have questions, please email HealthandSafety@conservation-us.org.

Once you are registered for a respirator first test, use the resources below to complete all the steps required prior to the Annual Meeting.

Online Lecture and Quiz

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OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire Infosheet
This OSHA infosheet includes the questionnaire to be completed with a healthcare provider to determine whether you can wear a respirator safely to perform your tasks. Your healthcare provider or the clinic can then complete AIC's Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form to be turned in prior to fit testing.

Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form
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 Infosheet (below).

For those choosing to use the clinic for your medical approval (instead of your own healthcare provider), you will need to also complete the form below:

Clinic Verification/Consent Form
Fill out and sign this form and send to the clinic along with your completed Questionnaire and Medical Clearance Form.


 45th Annual Meeting, Respirator Fit Test Program, Chicago, 2017

The AIC Fit Test Program has been revised for 2017 and now includes an online lecture and more medical evaluation options.  For more information see Improved Respirator Fit Testing at the Annual Meeting on the AIC Blog, Conservators Converse.

If you have already registered for a fit test for 2017, you will be contacted by the Health & Safety Committee to make the appropriate arrangements.  If you have questions, please email HealthandSafety@conservation-us.org.

2017 Respirator Fit Test Resources:

NEW! ACCESS THE ONLINE LECTURE

You must be registered for a fit test to access the lecture.  Contact HealthandSafety@conservation-us.org for your log in information if you have not received it.

2017 Respirator Fit Test Checklist:
If you've already registered for a fit test in Chicago, use this checklist to keep track of your progress for completing all the necessary components of the AIC Fit Test Program.

Medical Evaluation Selection Form:
Use this form to let fit test organizers know which medical option you will select

Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form:
This form must be signed by your healthcare 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 medically cleared to safely wear a respirator in the course of 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 Infosheet (below).

OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire Infosheet:
This OSHA infosheet includes the questionnaire to be completed with your healthcare provider to determine whether you can safely wear a respirator for your tasks. Your healthcare provider can then complete AIC's Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form (above) to be turned in prior to fit testing.

Clinic Verification/Consent Form
Fill out and sign this form and send to the clinic along with your completed Questionnaire and Medical Clearance Form.

44th Annual Meeting, Respirator Fit Test Program, Montreal, 2016

At the 2016 Annual Meeting in Montreal, the Health & Safety Committee offered respirator fit tests for both American and Canadian Conservators. Make sure to download the appropriate form(s).

Respirator Fit Test Handouts:
Canadian Respirator Forms:
Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form:
This form must be signed by your healthcare 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 medically cleared to safely wear a respirator in the course of your work without disclosing confidential medical information. This form is completed after a medical evaluation that includes review of the CSA Respirator User Screening Form (below).

CSA Respirator User Screening Form:
This questionnaire is to be completed with your healthcare provider to determine whether you can safely wear a respirator for your tasks. Your healthcare provider can then complete the Respirator Medical Clearance Approval Form (above) to be turned in prior to fit testing.

Regional Fit Testing Program

The Health & Safety Committee is pleased to introduce a pilot program intended to help conservators and regional conservation groups establish respirator fit testing workshops in their area. Many conservators and other museum professionals do not have access to proper fit testing resources in their workplace. While the Committee has an established, low-cost respirator fit test program offered at the Annual Meeting to meet this need, many conservators are still unable to attend the Annual Meeting or its Respirator Workshop. Therefore, in collaboration with local sections of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), whose members are qualified to assess occupational risks and develop risk reduction controls including training programs, the Committee can help you facilitate the creation of a regional fit testing program.

See our Regional Respirator Fit Testing Brochure for more information

UPCOMING REGIONAL RESPIRATOR FIT TESTING WORKSHOPS:

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