Hospital Employees

If you are a hospital employee, you must be fit-tested prior to wearing a respirator for use in your workplace. Bring the completed N95 Respirator Use Form with you to be fit tested.

Annually thereafter, you must update your medical status and/or be fit-tested.

1.

Have you completed an Initial N95 Respirator Use Form within the last year?

Yes, go to question 2.

No, click here.

2.

Have you been fit-tested within the last year?

Yes, click here.

No, click here.


Fit testing takes place at:
UAB Hospital Employee Health
S123 Spain Wallace
620 19th St S
Birmingham, AL 35249-6508

Phone: 934-3675

UAB Campus Employees

If you are a campus employee, you must be enrolled in the UAB Employee Health Program before you are fit-tested or are assigned a respirator for use in your workplace.

Annually thereafter, you must update your medical status and/or be fit-tested as indicated below:

1.

Are you enrolled in the UAB Employee Health Program?

Yes, go to question 2.

No, enroll here.

2.

Have you completed an Initial Respirator Use Form within the last year?

Yes, go to question 3.

No, click here.

3.

Have you been fit-tested within the last year?

Yes, click here.

No, click here.

UAB Respiratory Protection Program

Campus employees click here
Hospital employees click here

Respirators are used in the workplace to protect employees from inhaling hazardous materials present in the air. These materials can be in the form of gases, vapors, mists or dust. To provide proper protection, respirators must be the right type, must be worn correctly at all times, and must be maintained properly.

Participation in the UAB Respiratory Protection Program is required when the workplace use of a hazardous material itself cannot be eliminated or reduced to a level not associated with adverse health effects or there is no less hazardous alternative material that can be utilized. Employees will be evaluated for existing health conditions that may not be compatible with respirator use. Once medically cleared by the UAB Employee Heath Physician, they may be fit tested for the respirator type best suited for them and their job.

Examples of job activities at UAB that require a respirator include but are not limited to:
  • Staff working in or entering BSL3-Tb labs
  • Staff working with animals infected with Tb, H1N1 Influenza
  • Staff cleaning spills of human pathogens transmitted by the aerosol route outside of a biosafety cabinet
  • Staff working in or entering labs and/or the animal facility of SEBLAB
  • Staff working in or entering a patient room requiring "airborne precautions"
  • Staff working with chemical agents that exceed regulated airborne limits

Services

A variety of services are provided by OH&S Employee Health. Those offered to you are dependent upon the potential risks posed by the work you conduct at UAB. All mandatory items must be completed in order to maintain compliance.

Once your Enrollment Form is received by OH&S Employee Health, the Occupational Health Professionals will review the work description and your medical history to determine if services should be offered to you for your protection.

If the Occupational Health Professionals determine that an immunization or screening is warranted, you will be contacted and asked to schedule an appointment.

Once you have scheduled your appointment, it is your responsibility to remember when it is and to show up for the appointment. If you fail to show up for a scheduled appointment, your Employee Health Status will not be updated, and you must call to reschedule. If you miss two appointments, your supervisor may be notified.

We value and respect your time and expect the same courtesy in return.