Due to COVID-19, CRH will continue working remotely until further notice.
Respirator Fit Testing Training
Due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, regrettably this training in May/June and the
2020 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health have been canceled.
This training will provide you with information you need to perform respirator fit testing in your community.
Respiratory exposures in agriculture include pesticides, grain dust, livestock, mold, hay, exhaust from
machinery, and welding fumes. Selection and appropriate use of respiratory protection is key to prevention of
acute respiratory illness and long-term disease. Fit testing may be required prior to using a respirator for
certain jobs, such as pesticide application. Respirator Fit Testing determines whether a particular respirator
properly fits the face of the wearer. Proper fit is required for optimal protection. This training will provide
information on qualitative fit testing.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
Determine your role in respirator fit testing based on professional capacity
Recognize when a respirator fit test is needed and required
Explain the new Worker Protection Standard (WPS) related to agriculture and respirator fit testing
Conduct qualitative respirator fit tests
Describe all aspects of medical evaluation and your role in achieving this aspect of fit testing
Utilize respirator fit test documentation requirements
Determine who to collaborate with to establish a respirator fit testing program in your area
Discuss a business plan for integrating fit testing into your organization
As part of the training, each participant will receive the following: