Mask Fit Testing WITH N95 MASK
All medical students, medical staff, dental staff using aerosols, and COVID-19 clean up crews are to be fit tested for a N95 mask prior to the start of their school program, clinical or lab start or employment return dates.
N95 Mask Fit Testing WITH N95 MASK* is based on the standards and procedures of the respiratory mask manufacturer (3M). They are also in conformity with the Canadian Standards Association and the National Institute of Safety and Health. N95 Mask Fit Testing program is designed for organizations that need to be in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act which states that every reasonable precaution must take to protect students/employees when the use of a respirator protection is required in the course of a work day.
*Masks are single use ONLY and must be discarded following mask fit test.
Fit tests are valid for 2 years. Medical personal who have exceeded these times lines will need to be re-tested. Mask size will be determined upon testing.
NOTE: PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS NECESSARY FOR COMPLETION OF TESTING --Do not consume anything by mouth (except water) 20 minutes prior to the FIT testing.
-This includes gum or candy.
- Do not smoke 15 minutes prior to the FIT test.
-Participant’s face and neck must be clean shaven.
- If you take any medications for asthma, please bring them to your appointment.
Be prepared to complete a medical review by the tester or bring in a medical evaluation- Recommendation form, signed and completed by a certified reviewer.