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How Do I Arrange a Respirator Fit-Test?

A respirator user must talk to his/her supervisor to arrange for a medical clearance from a Physician or Other Licensed Healthcare Provider (PLHCP) before making arrangements for a fit test. The respirator medical clearance form, signed by the PLHCP, must be provided to the qualified individual performing the respirator fit-test. The following procedures outline Columbia University’s fit-testing process at various campuses:

1. N-95 Respirator Users

  • CUMC Campus
    Workforce Health and Safety (WHS), 1st Floor Harkness Pavilion (305-7590), will perform a respirator fit-test as part of the medical clearance process.
  • Morningside, LDEO and Nevis Campus
    After receiving medical clearance to wear a respirator from a PLHCP, contact EH&S at Fit-testing@columbia.edu to arrange a respirator fit-test.

2. Full-Face and Half Face Respirator Users

  •  All Campuses
    After receiving medical clearance to wear a respirator from a PLHCP, contact EH&S at Fit-testing@columbia.edu to arrange a respirator fit-test.