VDH is only doing the initial fit testing. Any further checks/maintenance/documentation etc. are the responsibility of the employer/employee.
N95 Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the-Trainer Course Information
The Virginia Department of Health and Virginia National Guard are providing Respiratory Fit Testing Train-the-Trainer courses. The course purpose is to ensure organizations that have staff that wear N95 respirators have qualified staff to provide respirator fit testing. In addition, the attendee can train others in the proper procedures for fit testing. This training is for qualitative testing using a hood and not quantitative testing.
Training Dates and Locations
|September 28, 2020||Christopher Newport University (Newport News)|
|September 29, 2020||York County Public Safety Building (Yorktown)|
|October 12, 2020||Clarke County Government Building (Berryville)|
|October 14, 2020||Albemarle County Office Building (Albemarle)|
|October 19, 2020||Dickerson Center for Education and Research (Clintwood)|
|October 19, 2020||Richmond County Public Schools (Warsaw)|
|October 20, 2020||Virginia Beach EMS HQ (Virginia Beach)|
|October 21, 2020||Tidewater EMS Council (Chesapeake)|
|October 26, 2020||Vinton Senior Center (Vinton)|
|October 27, 2020||Fairfax County Health Department (Fairfax)|
|October 29, 2020||Hermitage Northern Virginia Retirement Community (Alexandria)|
|November 2, 2020||Essex County Administration Building (Tappahannock)|
|November 3, 2020||Old Dominion Emergency Medical Services Alliance (Henrico)|
|November 16, 2020||King & Queen Branch Library (St. Stephens Church)|
|November 17, 2020||Virginia Beach EMS HQ (Virginia Beach)|
|November 20, 2020||Tidewater EMS Council (Chesapeake)|
Everyone that attends the Train-the-Trainer course needs to have:
1. Completed the OSHA Medical Questionnaire form --
2. Secure physicians or other licensed healthcare professional’s signature on the Medical Recommendation form and
bring it to the training -- https://va.train.org/DesktopModules/Documents/ViewDocument.aspx?LcmsItemID=767
3. Bring your N95 Fit Test Kit and N95 Respirator to training – See an example
N95 Fit Test Kit
Fit test kits are available for purchase from many medical suppliers. Please check with your organization's medical supplier regarding the availability of fit test kits. You may find that because you are an existing customer that they may sell you a fit test kit ahead of non-existing customers.
IMPORTANT: Fit test kits will be available to use during the training if you do not have one.