UAMS PAPR Respirators Approval Process

Since the Powered Air Purifying (PAPR) 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: Print and complete the Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire.
  • Send the completed questionnaire to the Employee and Student Health Services by fax 501-296-1230 or email to
  • Wait 4 business days for 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

Step 2: Respiratory training must be completed before being allowed the wear a respirator.

Step 3: Hands on training is required for the use of any powered air purifying respirator. Schedule your appointment by clicking on the PAPR Hands On Training link.

Step 4: Annual online training and hands on training is required to monitor the user ability to wear the respirator correctly.

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please call Alexander Harding at 501-526-5462 or call Sonja Hart at 501-296-1060 or email her at