Respirator fit-testing-corrected bulletin

Respirator fit-testing- Corrected bulletin
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Certification Training
Clarification: Under the Worker Protection Standard, WPS, applicators using a WPS-labeled pesticide with labeling requiring a respirator be worn, must complete and keep records of the following before using the product or a respirator:

Medical evaluation
Annual respirator fit testing, and
Annual respirator training
Respirator Fit Testing- Monday January 8th, 2018
To be held at the Augusta Civic Center on Monday, January 8, 2018, the day before the Annual Agricultural Trades Show. There is a $10 fee and pre-registration is required.

To register and schedule an appointment for your fit-test, contact:

Lynne Hazelton at the Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Office:

Tel. (207)781-6099; Email: lynne.b.hazelton@maine.edu

Medical Evaluations:

All participants must pass a medical evaluation and receive a written determination stating they are physically fit to use a respirator.
Medical evaluations can be conducted with any licensed health care professional or through several online services.

What you must bring to your fit-testing appointment:

Written medical evaluation clearance form. This is mandatory to participate
The respirator that you will be using to make pesticide applications. The respirator you are fit-tested in will be the respirator you are required to use.
Shave beforehand. There can be no hair obstructing the seal of the mask.

(Note: This event is not approved for recertification credits.)

For more info regarding fit testing, medical evaluations, or the Worker Protection Standard please contact the Board of Pesticides Control at 207-287-2731 or pesticides@maine.gov.