Respirator Fit Testing at the State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show

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The 2019 Maine Agricultural Trades Show occurs Tuesday, January 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday January 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday, January 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta Maine.

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Respirator Fit Testing

Respirator Fit Testing at the State of Maine
Agricultural Trades Show

Contact: Lynne Hazelton, UMaine Extension,

Augusta, ME - Get your Respirator Fit Test done at the State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15th and 16th. Under the revised Worker Protection Standards, anyone applying pesticides that require the use of a respirator, must complete (and maintain a record of) a respirator fit test. Respirator fit tests must be completed with the same make, model, size, and style of respirator that will be used in the field. Prior to respirator fit testing, each applicator must pass (and maintain a record of) a medical evaluation demonstrating they are physically fit enough to wear a respirator.

Pre-registration is required. Registration costs $15. For more information on testing requirements and to register, contact Lynne Hazelton at the UMaine Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Office at 207.781.6099.

This event is coordinated by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County, the Maine Board of Pesticide Control and the Maine Labor Group on Health.