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
Russell Wing (1st floor across from HR)
RWUH Suite 101
1813 6th Avenue South
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (office closed from noon to 1 p.m.)
Phone: 205-934-0617; Fax: 205-996-9274
- 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!
Please bring the applicable health form with you when come for fit testing:
⇨ If you were not fit tested by UAB 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.