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Respirator Fit Test Clinics

NYCAMH provides respirator fit testing clinics annually throughout the state. Trained staff provide medical evaluations, respirator fit tests, and WPS-compliant trainings on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal, check, use, clean, maintain and store respirators.

Clinics are offered in English and Spanish and can accommodate up to eight workers at a time. The cost is based on a sliding scale ($25 to $65 per person, based on farm gross income).

Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact our fit test clinic scheduler at: 800-343-7527 or e-mail FitTest@bassett.org.

Upcoming Respirator Fit Test Clinics

Date Location Address Contact More Information
1/6/20 Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department 540 Roanoke Ave, Riverhead, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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1/7/20 Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department 540 Roanoke Ave, Riverhead, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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1/22/20 CCE Oneida County 121 2nd St. Oriskany, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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3/11/20 CCE Ulster County 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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3/12/20 CCE Ulster County 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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3/25/20 CCE Rensselaer County 61 State Street, Troy, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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3/26/20 CCE Rensselaer County 61 State Street, Troy, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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4/1/20 Fulkerson Winery 5576 New York 14, Dundee, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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4/2/20 CCE Ontario County 480 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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4/3/20 CCE Ontario County 480 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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4/17/20 CCE Clinton County 6064 State Route 22, Plattsburgh, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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4/22/20 CCE Orleans County 12690 State Route 31, Albion, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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4/23/20 CCE Niagara County 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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5/5/20 HRHCare-Alamo Health Center 888 Pulaski Highway, Goshen, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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5/6/20 HRHCare Alamo Health Center 888 Pulaski Highway, Goshen, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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5/13/20 Amos Zittel & Sons 3275 Webster Road, Eden, NY

FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527

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5/14/20 CCE LERGP 6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY

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When to Use a Respirator

A respirator can protect you from harmful airborne substances related to a number of common farm tasks including:

  • Cleaning barns or other animal confinement areas
  • Handling dusty/moldy hay or bedding materials
  • Mixing footbath chemicals
  • Applying certain pesticides, fertilizers or other crop chemicals (check label requirements)
  • Silo filling, unloading or maintenance
  • Grain or silage handling or working in grain bins
  • Welding

How to Select a Respirator

The EPA Worker Protection Standard requires that anyone applying a pesticide—conventional and organic, on farms or in greenhouses—comply with pesticide label specifications regarding respirator use. The label will specify if a respirator is required and, if so, which type is needed.

OSHA requires that an annual fit test be performed with the same make, model, style, and size of respirator before it is used that year. In addition to the fit test, a pesticide applicator must be trained and medically cleared to insure there are no health risks to an individual working and wearing a respirator. See NYCAMH's calendar for fit testings in your region (atdir).

For additional information, contact one of NYCAMH's farm safety specialists at FitTest@bassett.org or 800-343-7527.

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