800-343-7527 | info@nycamh.org

Respirator Fit Test Clinics

The Environmental Protection Agency's Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requires that farms must provide pesticide handlers with medical evaluation, fit testing, and respirator training in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Respiratory Protection Standard.

NYCAMH's farm fit test clinics offer:

  • WPS- and OSHA-compliant fit testing and training
  • English and Spanish language
  • Cost-effective service
  • Advance registration – first come, first served basis


2024 Clinics Have Concluded

Reminder for Fit Testing Clinics

  • We must have a worker's current medical clearance in hand at the clinic before the fit test is conducted
  • We are no longer taking blood pressure or peak flow readings at the clinic
  • Fit testing is $40/78*
* $78 fit testing fee applies to farms with annual gross receipts greater than $350K or 1,000 or more milking cows


Schedule - All Clinics Have Occurred for 2024

When to Use a Respirator

A respirator can protect you from harmful airborne substances related to several 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

If you need help selecting a respirator, contact us at 800-343-7527 or FitTest@bassett.org.

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