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
|January 12, 2021||Marymount University (Arlington)|
|January 21, 2021||Legacy Ridge Senior Living (Gainesville)|
|January 22, 2021||Danville Community College (Danville)|
|February 4, 2021||Tidewater EMS Council (Chesapeake)|
|March 10, 2021||Tidewater EMS Council (Chesapeake)|
|March 17, 2021||Mountain Empire Community College (Big Stone Gap)|
|March 25, 2021||Pittsylvania County Community Center (Chatham)|
Everyone that attends the Train-the-Trainer training needs to have:
1. Completed the OSHA Medical Questionnaire form --
NOTE: Once this form is completed, it should be shared with and reviewed by the physician or other licensed healthcare professional (PLHCP). The completed form is Protected Health Information (PHI) and does not need to be taken to the training.
Sample of a fictitious completed OSHA Medical Questionnaire form -- https://www.train.org/DesktopModules/Documents/ViewDocument.aspx?LcmsItemID=1473
2. Secure a physician or other licensed healthcare professional’s (PLHCP) signature on the Medical Recommendation form and bring it to the training --
Sample of a completed fictitious Medical Recommendation form (Part 1) -- https://www.train.org/DesktopModules/Documents/ViewDocument.aspx?LcmsItemID=1474
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.