UAMS N95 Respirator Approval Process

Since the N95 respirator is a tight-fitting face piece respirator, there is an approval process each wearer must complete before being fitted for a the N95 respirator. The steps below includes a medical questionnaire, training, testing and fitting of the N95 respirator.


Step 1: Complete the N95 Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire.
  • Send the completed questionnaire to the Employee and Student Health Services by fax 501-296-1230 or send it to mail slot 530-8.
  • Please wait 3 to 4 business days after faxing or mailing the questionnaire to the Employee and Student Health Services to process the questionnaire. You will only be contacted if there are concerns regarding your answers on the questionnaire.
  • Re-evaluation is required:
    • Every 2 years if age is 45 years and older
    • Every 3 years if age is 35 - 44 years
    • Every 5 years if age is 34 years and younger
    • Every year if an individual has an existing or develops a medical condition that requires annual examinations.

Step 2: The Respirator Training must be completed before being fit tested.
  • Complete the N95 Respirator Training and the post test.
  • You must be fit tested within 90 days of completing the training.
  • You must print the My Compass training certificate and bring it with you before coming to be fit tested.


Step 3: Fit tests are required for the use of any tight-fitting facepiece respirators.
 
Hours Fit Tests Are Performed
Mondays: 7:00 - 10:00 am
Wednesdays: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursdays: 7:00 - 10:00 am
 
Hours Fit Tests Are Performed
Mondays: 7:00 - 10:00 am
Wednesdays: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursdays: 7:00 - 10:00 am
  • No appointment is necessary.
  • Do not eat, chew gum or drink anything except water for at least 15 minutes before coming to be fit tested
  • Do not bring cups, drink bottles or food with you when coming to be fit tested. They are not allowed in the laboratory.
  • Males must be clean shaven to be fit tested. A mustache and goatee is allowed as long as it does not go under the chin to the neck.
  • Come to Central Building, G-154 to be fit tested (we're located around the corner from the cafeteria).

Step 4: Annual training & fit tests.
  • Annual training & fit tests are required to monitor changes in facial structure and ability to wear the respirator.

If you have any questions and / or concerns, please contact the Safety Compliance Manager, Sonja Hart by email or you may call her at 501-296-1060.