UAMS Half Face-Full Face Respirator Approval Process

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

Step 1: Complete the Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire.
  • Call the Employee and Student Health Services at 501-686-6565 to schedule a respirator physical.
  • Please take the completed medical evaluation questionnaire with you to the appointment.
  • Re-evaluation is required:
    • Every 2 years if age is 45 years and older
    • Every 3 years if age is between 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.
  • Half Face / Full Face Training: Complete the Half Face/Full Face 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-172B 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, Alexander Harding by email or you may call him at 501-526-5462.