UAB Hospital Employee Health is conducting N95 Fit Testing in accordance with OSHA standards for hospital employees. The purpose of the N95 Respiratory Protection Program is to establish standard operating procedures based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards for General Industry (29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart I, Standard Number 1910.134) to ensure the protection of all employees from respiratory hazards through proper selection and use of respirators. A list of employees required to fit test annually can be found in the UAB Health System: Airborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan, January 1, 2014, Appendix C.

N95 Fit testing will be held at the location listed below:

Employee Health North
University Hospital
Russell Wing- 1st floor across from HR
RWUH Suite 101
1813 6th Avenue South
Hours: 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. (office closed from noon to 1 p.m.)
Phone: 205-996-9270
Fax: 205-996-9274

Testing Information:

  • The process will take at least 10 minutes. There is no appointment necessary but new employees with scheduled physical appointments will be seen before walk-ins.
  • Employee should not smoke, eat, chew gun, or drink anything other than plain water 15 minutes prior to fit test.
  • We will not be able to fit test anyone with ANY facial hair per OSHA standards. EMPLOYEES WITH FACIAL HAIR SHOULD NEVER WEAR AN N95 TO CARE FOR PATIENTS ON AIRBORNE PRECAUTIONS!
-If you were not fit tested by hospital employee health in 2013, please print and complete the Initial N95 Respirator Use Form.
-If you completed the Initial N95 Respirator Use Form, were medically cleared then fit tested in 2013, please print and complete the Follow-Up N95 Respirator Use Form.

Please bring applicable form with you when come for fit testing.
Forms can be found under the Health Forms tab.

 

UAB Employee Health

Mailing Address
Spain Wallace Building | S123
620 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35249-6508
  Physical Address
Spain Wallace Building
620 19th Street South | SW123
Birmingham, AL 35249
  Email: employeehealth@uabmc.edu
Phone: 205-934-3675
Fax: 205-975-6900

 

Staff


Sherri Crowe, SPHR
Executive Director | Hospital Human Resources

Shannon Coker, RN, MSN
Senior Director | Employee Health

Donald Lee Bowman, BA, HRM, RN Clinical Staff lbowman@uab.edu
Donna Harrell, RN, BSN Clinical Staff dlharrel@uab.edu
DAngelo Jones, CRNP Clinical Staff quanwe@uab.edu
Jessie McCray, RN, BSN Clinical Staff jm8236@uab.edu
Brian Bailey, RN Clinical Staff dbbailey@uab.edu
Robin Shapielak, RN Clinical Staff rsrn336@uab.edu
LaVisa Swanson, RN, BSN Clinical Staff  
LaConger Jackson, RN, BSN Clinical Staff  
Regina Harper, BS Office Operations Supervisor rharper@uabmc.edu
Marla Pickett Office Service Specialist III kenzie11@uab.edu
Janel Tate Office Service Specialist III jtate92@uab.edu

 

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Healthcare workers are at risk for accidental needlesticks, splashes or other exposures to blood or body fluids. We all should do everything possible to protect ourselves (and others) from these occurrences by using safety devices, protective equipment, standard precautions and other elements of safe practice.

If an exposure occurs, the employee should report it as soon as possible to Employee Health. When the office is open, you can report directly to us. After hours, on weekends and holidays report by calling the Call Center at 934-3411 and asking them to page the person on call for the Needlestick Team.
Please read the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan for more information.