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Respirator Fit Testing Opportunity:

Fargo/Moorhead Area for Applicators and others planning to use Chlorpyrifos Insecticide products and Engenia®

To limit exposure and ensure applicator and worker safety, EPA’s Worker Protection Standards mandate that those that handle, mix and/or apply certain pesticides obtain a respirator fit test before wearing a pesticide label-required respirator. The herbicide Engenia® and the insecticide Lorsban® are two of the pesticides that require users to wear respirators. 

In anticipation of a growing need for rural fit testing opportunities, staff from the University of Minnesota Extension’s Pesticide Safety and Education Program and North Dakota State University Extension Pesticide Program have teamed up with respirator experts from 3M to provide fit tests for up to 50 farmers in Harwood, ND on April 5.

Farmers can bring their own respirator and be tested at no charge; alternatively farmers can try on and purchase a respirator on site.

When:      Thursday, April 5, 2018, 

                 12 noon to 4 PM

Where:     Harwood Community Center

                 210 Freedland Dr 
                 Harwood, ND

To reserve a testing slot:

For questions, contact:

Phillip Glogoza             218-236-2008 


Andrew Thostenson     701.231.7180

Online Medical Evaluations for Respirator Fit Testing

Note: A person must be healthy enough to wear a respirator. Passing a medical evaluation is LEGALLY REQUIRED before one can obtain a respirator fit test. 

While some family physicians provide this service, there is also an option to complete an online medical evaluation. Note that while 98% will pass the online exam, some medical conditions like asthma or high blood pressure may require an in-person follow-up appointment. 

Download this document or contact Phillip or Andrew to receive a weblink providing access for up to two free online medical evaluations per farm courtesy of 3M.

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