March 22, 2018

Respirator fit testing available today and tomorrow

Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety (VEHS) offers year-round N-95 fit-testing. Staff can visit the VEHS website at https://www.vumc.org/safety/clinical/n95-respirator-program to see the dates and times of walk-in Open Fit-Testing Sessions, as well as other information. If staff members are unsure when or if they are due to be fit-tested, they can see this information in their Health and Wellness Information Portal by logging in at https://myhealthandwellness.vanderbilt.edu/hwip/, or by checking their N-95 sticker on the back of their ID badge.

VEHS will be fit testing at the Competency Assessment & Validation Expo, aka CAVE, located at the second floor theater of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and March 23 from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions regarding N-95 fit testing or your N-95 record, please email respirator@vanderbilt.edu.

Reminder: Individuals must be clean shaven (no stubble) or have a mustache/goatee that does not interfere with where the mask seals to the face to be Fit-Tested. Shaving the same day as the fit-test is recommended.

Check out this video to see acceptable facial hair styles for N-95 use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhI2NCJrMfg&t=1s