Posted March 2, 2021. Past health advisories and alerts are archived for historical purposes and are not maintained or updated.
We are sharing information from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Labor & Industries (L&I) Fit Testing training webinars that were held on January 13 and January 20.
Included in this advisory:
Webinar Recordings (for everyone):
Resources for Fit Testing (for everyone):
Fit Testing Coaching & Practice:
DOH’s Occupational Health Nurse will provide small group coaching for facilities and agencies who are doing their own fit testing starting in February. These practice sessions will last for 1 hour, using Microsoft Teams. Participants will watch live demonstrations, and then practice fit testing skills and receive feedback. There will also be time for questions. Participants need to have a fit testing kit for the training sessions. Sessions will be offered again later this year.
Order Fit Testing Kits:
Facilities with more than 20 staff who need fit testing can order fit testing kits from DOH. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information. (We do not recommend this option for smaller facilities.)
Accessing the 3M Online Medical Clearance System:
Facilities that have a fit-testing kit can use DOH’s account for 3M online medical evaluations. Contact email@example.com for instructions. For facilities who are contracting with a company to provide mobile fit testing at your location, they will manage the medical clearance process for you – please read below for more information.
Accessing Mobile Fit Testing (for everyone)
Beginning in January 2021, facilities and agencies in all counties in Washington state are eligible for no-cost fit testing through funding provided by DOH. Eligible facility and agency types are:
Each county has a fit testing provider who is participating in the DOH N95 Fit Testing Project (see list below). Appointments with these providers will begin after February 1. Contact the fit testing provider for your county directly to schedule.
|County||Assigned Fit Testing Provider|
|Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman||Kyron Environmental - contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
Need More Information or Further Assistance?
For specific questions about your agency or facility, requests for online medical evaluations ONLY (but do not need mobile fit testing), counties not listed above, and any other questions email email@example.com.