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Respirator Fit Testing

June 13, 2018
Birmingham, AL

This one day workshop will provide a brief history of respiratory protection, standards and guidelines (ANSI, OSHA, NIOSH). Elements essential to an effective fit testing program will be covered. An emphasis is placed on respirator fit testing during hands-on session with qualitative and quantitative fit testing equipment. Participants will participate in sessions solving fit testing problems.
Who Should Attend:
Respirator Program Administrators, Safety and Health Professionals, Industrial Hygienist, Trainers, Human Resource Professionals, Risk Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Student, and Fit Testers.


  • Regulatory Issues
  • Respiratory Hazards
  • Qualitative / Quantitative Fit Testing
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Problem Solving for Testing Procedure

Registration begins at 8:45 am with the workshop beginning at 9:00 am and wrapping up at 3:30 pm.


9:30 am
Brief review of ANSI and OHSA Standard 1910.134, Fit testing practices, Respirator selection for fit testing
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Fit Testing using Qualitative methods
11:45 am Break
12:00 am Fit Testing using Quantitative methods
1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm Group Exercises
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Recordkeeping-Review-Discussion and questions
3:30 pm Adjourn

Professional Points:

  • The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety is an approved provider of the AL Board of Nursing, (ABNP0420, expires 01/03/2019) and has awarded: Respirator Fit Testing Workshop 5.1 contact hours.
  • For all others, the Deep South Center for OH&S provides CEU's for the Respiratory Fit Test Training .425 contact hours.

  • Van Thursby, Director of Industrial Hygiene with UAB, Occupational Health and Safety.


For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course
will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at
205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $ 109.00/a night plus tax.


These workshops are offered by the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety. The Center is an Education and Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University. We provide a strong academic program of study which includes interdisciplinary course work and field experiences. Our graduates have gone on to rewarding and challenging careers in business, federal agencies, academia, industry and consultation. In addition to our academic programs, the Deep South ERC offers opportunities for professional development and outreach.


  • Respirator Fit Testing Training Workshop ~ June 13, 2018
Registration fees must be received in advance.
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Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 

Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022

Cancellation Policy: If the workshop is canceled, the Deep South Center for OH&S cannot be held responsible for travel expenses. Refund requests must be made in writing 2 weeks prior to course. A 20% processing fee will be deducted.

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