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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Respirator fit testing resources in Minnesota

Certain pesticides and agrochemicals require handlers to wear a respirator. In order to safely wear a respirator, you must be fit tested to make sure that the respirator fits to your face correctly. Fit testing can be hard to find in Minnesota; the following map shows locations around the state that are offering fit testing to farmers. 



*Click on the pinned locations for more information. This map will be updated if we hear of new sites offering fit testing. If you'd like to be added to the map, please contact hoida016@umn.edu.

For all of the sites listed, please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Costs will vary from site to site. Some locations have sample respirators to try out, others do not. It is illegal to offer fit testing to someone who has not been medically cleared to wear a respirator. Read more about medical clearance in the links below. 

For more information on respirators and fit testing, see our previous posts here and here.

By Natalie Hoidal, Extension Educator, Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education

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