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Agricultural Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) is pleased to provide a respirator fit testing clinic located in Eastern NY’s DEC Region 3; counties served: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester.

Clinic appointments are 1-hour long, and groups of 4 workers can be seen at a time. Medical evaluations, fit tests, and trainings are available in both English and Spanish.

Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. This is fee for service.

Who should attend? Anyone who handles or applies pesticides or other materials which require them to wear a respirator. NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS compliant trainings on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators.

To schedule an appointment contact the NYCAMH office during the following dates:  Monday, Mon. August 13 to Fri. September 7.  Ask to speak with the farm respirator clinic scheduler.   We can be reached at either 607-547-6023, or toll-free 800-343-7527, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.

When calling to schedule an appointment please have the following information available:

  • Total number of people attending from your farm
  • Name of each person being scheduled
  • Language spoken by each attendee
  • Make and model of each respirator to be tested

A respirator fit test ensures that a particular make, model, and size of respirator fits the wearer’s face and will meet the wearer’s needs. A fit test is specific to the make, model, and size of respirator. If a worker wears more than one style of respirator, including filtering facepieces, they must be fit tested for each one.

Please keep in mind while determining who will come to the clinic that a clean-shaven face is a necessity for masks to be effective and for fit testing to be possible.

It is important to us that your workers be protected from any respiratory hazards. It is important to us that you be protected from potential OSHA or DEC fines.

If you have any questions, please call 607-547-6023 or 800-343-7527.