The Importance of Fit Testing Your Respirator (Webinar)
Time: 10:00 – 11:15 AM (EST)
From healthcare to hospitality and beyond, the current pandemic has forced employers to re-think respiratory protection, including jobs or positions where respiratory protection was not necessary before. Due to this dramatic change, some employers moved to provide respiratory protection without all the elements of a respiratory protection program, including fit testing.
The fit of air purifying respirators such as the N95, is key to achieve any respirators’ protective characteristics. Using an improperly fit respirator or one without a fit test can put the wearer at risk without knowing it.
Join hosts Randy Klatt and Peter Koch with panelists Luis Pieretti, CIH and Manager of MEMIC's Industrial Hygiene program along with Deb Willard Webb, RN and Certified Occupational Health Nurse as they highlight the importance of fit testing within a respiratory protection program as well as the use and limitations of N95 respirators which have been the cause of some confusion during this pandemic.
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Please note that the focus of this webinar is workplace safety. Attendees must be prepared to review Human Resource and Employment Practices Liability questions with their independent insurance agent and/or company’s legal counsel.