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N95 Respirator Education & Fit Testing

Students - Fit testing is generally organized by your program before you go on placement. These sessions occur in the Fall or Winter seasons.

FHS Staff - Fit testing can occur by request to the FHS Safety Office. Contact Cheryl Gemmell in the office for information.

Residents - A resident is considered an employee and should contact their employer for fit test opportunities. This is likely the hospital or other clinical organization you are working at.


N95 Education

You should review the handbook posted below covering the basic information on the selection, care and use of their respirator. Watching the posted videos will supply you with information on donning and doffing an N95 as well as what a fit test procedure involves.

The employee then participates in a fit test to determine the appropriate size and shape of respirator for them.

Respirator education is required on an annual basis under RMM#311. Fit testing is required every two years or immediately if there has been a change to the shape of the wearer's face. (EG. shift in weight of 10%, oral surgery, cosmetic surgery, etc.)

Contact the FHS Safety Office if you have any questions on this information.

The videos will open in a new window and are posted on YouTube.

  1. Fit Testing
  2. 1860/1860S Mask
  3. 1870+ Mask

N95 Education Handbook

Biological Information

N95 Education Quiz - If you require the quiz please contact Cheryl Gemmell.

Additional Information


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