Agricultural Respirator Fit Testing Clinic
March 11 - March 12, 2020
9am - 4pm
CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Rd
Kingston, NY 12401
CCE Ulster County
The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) is pleased to provide an Agricultural Respirator Fit Testing Clinic for NYS DEC Region 3 which services the following counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester. Clinic appointments will be held March 11 to 12, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC), 232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza) in Kingston.
Appointments are 1-hour long and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, only during the date range below. Groups of 8 workers can be seen at a time. Medical evaluations, fit tests, and trainings are available in both English and Spanish.
Who should attend? Anyone who handles or applies pesticides or other materials which require them to wear a respirator. NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS-compliant trainings on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators.
To schedule an appointment: Contact the NYCAMH office toll-free at 800-343-7527, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When calling to schedule an appointment please have the following information available:
- Total number of people attending from your farm
- Name of each person being scheduled
- Language spoken by each attendee
- Make and model of each respirator to be tested
A respirator fit test ensures that a particular make, model, and size of respirator fits the wearer's face and will meet the wearer's needs. A fit test is specific to the make, model, and size of respirator. If a worker wears more than one style of respirator, including filtering face pieces, they must be fit tested for each one. Please keep in mind while determining who will come to the clinic that a clean-shaven face is a necessity for masks to be effective and for fit testing to be possible.
It is important to us that your workers be protected from any respiratory hazards. It is important to us that you be protected from potential OSHA or DEC fines. If you have any questions, please call 800-343-7527.
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