We require that all employees that wear N95 or other respirators to fill out the Medical Evaluation for Respirator Use (MERU) prior to becoming FIT Tested. I believe this is a requirement of OSHA

As for the CAPR we do not require employees to wear a surgical mask while donning the CAPR





From: Susan Higgins <SHiggins@sturdymemorial.org>
Date: March 15, 2021 at 6:28:11 PM CDT
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When you staff wear the CAPRS. Do you require them to wear a surgical mask under the CAPR to protect the patient?

We do use the CAPR education video from MAXAIR, but no other video

 

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We do not have a video, but do a training. Now we have upped the ante and have all of our staff learn to use the CAPR and they are required to do education and demonstrate competency with the CAPR, however only a certain amount of our staff was fit tested for the N95ís since we have the CAPRís and our policy says to choose them first.  With the Coronavirus Vaccines being distributed our team that does fit testing does not have time to fit test the others yet, so we are continuing to use CAPRís here instead of the N95ís until we can round up a large fit testing clinic again

 

Tara Dockery

Ocean Beach Hospital

 

 

From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces@mylist.net] On Behalf Of Deanna Prater
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 For those in a hospital or clinic setting, do you require that ALL of your new hires watch a OSHA respirator/TB video?  I'm trying to figure out if it is a requirement.  Also, do you have your employees complete an OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire?  If yes, I was wondering if this is something you have ALL employees fill out, or just those that are likely to wear a respirator.


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