Respiratory Protection Program

N-95 Respirator Fit-Testing 

Effective during COVID-19  Pandemic:

Fit testing services continue to be offered.  FIRST verify with your manager if you are assigned to perform tasks which place you at high risk for exposure to airborne infectious agents/materials. Once confirmed, send an email to [email protected] with your first and last name and employee ID (EID) number 02 and job role (e.g. RN, MD, CNA, etc.) with a CC: TO YOUR MANAGER.  You will receive instructions on how to sign up for the next fit testing session.”

All persons MUST have a medical clearance on file with UCSF Occupational Health Services prior to fit testing as required by Cal/OSHA regulation Title 8, Section 5144 (e) (1) Appointments are subject to cancellation if medical clearances are not on file.

Please fax completed medical clearance questionnaire form to OHS at 415-514-5614, or contact Occupational Health Services at 415-885-7580.

Prior to attending a session, you must verify that your medical clearance is on file with Occupational Health Services (OHS).  If you were fit-tested within the last 12 months, it is likely that you have medical clearance on file with OHS. If you are unsure, contact Occupational Health Services at 415-885-7580, or complete the OHS questionnaire, Respirator Clearance form, fax it to OHS at 415-514-5614 for clinical review, and wait 24-48-hours to attend one of the scheduled sessions.

MARCH 30  to APRIL 3
Parnassus Campus

Health Sciences West Building
2 Koret Way

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
7:30-9:30AM, 1:30-3:00PM
in room HSW-302

Tuesday only
7:30-9:30AM; 1:30-3:00PM
in room HSW-303

MARCH 31  to APRIL 2
Mission Bay

Medical Center at Mission Bay
1855 4th Street

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5:00-6:40AM, 7:30-9:30AM
1:30-3:10PM, 5:30-6:30PM

in room A-5599



Respirator Fit-Testing

UCSF makes all reasonable efforts to protect the health and safety of its faculty, staff, and students. This commitment extends to controlling respiratory hazards.

The most effective ways to control air contaminants that create respiratory hazards are to institute prescribed engineering controls and to follow correct work practices. Respirators should only be used when engineering and administrative methods fail or additional protection is needed. Respirator protection is not intended to be a substitute for adequate engineering controls or proper work practices.

The UCSF Respiratory Protection Program Manual outlines the policies and procedures concerning the use of respirators by UCSF personnel.

Occupational Health Services conducts health evaluations for all personnel who may wear respirators. 

Supervisors must ensure:

  • Employees using respirators receive medical evaluation and respirator fit testing/training.
  • Availability of appropriate respirators and accessories.
  • Adequate storage facilities and proper respirator equipment maintenance.
  • Employees ‘awareness of tasks requiring the use of respiratory protection.
  • Employees engaged in such work use the appropriate respirator at all times.
  • Reporting of problems, such as changes in equipment or procedures that may affect employee exposure or respirator suitability, to EHS.

Respiratory Protection Program Resources