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Tuesday, May 30 • 8:45am - 5:00pm
(Health & Safety) Respirator Fit Testing

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The Respirator Fit Test process is NEW and IMPROVED!

What's new?
  • Online lecture! That means no more conflicts with Annual Meeting programming!
  • More options for medical evaluations! Medical evaluations can be provided through AIC (and are included in the price of the fit test), or you can still see your own doctor.
  • CIPP members get a discount! FREE Fit Test if you sign up for the CIPP Seminar!

Whether you are using hazardous chemicals in your laboratory or working with mold-infested artifacts after a flood, you need to be sure you are protected with a properly fitting respirator. This workshop will provide the participant with access to an online lecture on respirator selection, care, and use as well as a 20-minute, individual appointment for a personal respirator fit test to ensure an acceptable face-to-facepiece seal/fit of their respirator.  This AIC Respirator Fit Test Program is targeted towards conservators who may not have access to a Safety Professional to conduct the test or do not have respirator fit testing available through their employer, but is open to all interested parties.  This workshop is in accordance with the U.S. OSHA Standard (29CFR1910.134 - Respiratory Protection). The online lecture and fit test appointments will be conducted by a Certified Industrial Hygienist.  

Individuals wishing to be fit for a respirator MUST:
  1. Register for and attend a 20-minute fit test appointment at the Annual Meeting.

  2. Complete a REQUIRED medical evaluation within the twelve months PRIOR to fit testing. 

  3. Watch the REQUIRED online lecture and take the corresponding quiz. 
Fit test appointments will be scheduled in 20 minute intervals from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m on Tuesday May 30, 2017. The individual appointment is also an opportunity for participants to ask any specific questions and to try a variety of half-mask, air-purifying respirators, if they are interested in finding a new respirator. Please bring your personal respirator if you have and use one. 

Participants must complete the OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionanire prior to the fit test and have it reviewed by their own healthcare professional (at their own expense) or the clinic contracted by AIC (included in the registration fee). All forms can be found at http://www.conservation-us.org/fittest.

Registrants will be directly contacted by the Health & Safety Committee to provide a link to the online lecture, discusss medical evaluation options and to facilitate scheduling appointments.

With the generous support of the Conservators in Private Practice (CIPP) Specialty Group, fit tests are being offered for free or at a discounted price to CIPP members. Registrants who attend the CIPP Seminar can select to have a free fit test.  All other CIPP members will receive a 50% discount.

Appointments are limited, so register now!

Cost: $60 (non-CIPP members) /$30 (CIPP members) /$0 (if you register for the CIPP seminar!)

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Tara D. Kennedy

Head, Preventive Conservation, Yale University Library
Tara Kennedy is the Head of Preventive Conservation at Yale Library's Preservation and Conservation Services department. She holds a MLIS and a certificate of advanced studies in Library and Archives Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in Forensic Science from... Read More →
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Anne Kingery Schwartz-[PA]

Principal Objects Conservator, Kingery Conservation LLC
Anne Kingery-Schwartz is an objects conservator in private practice in Washington DC. Since starting her business in 2011, she’s worked for various Smithsonian museums, other local institutions, and private clients. Prior to going into private practice, Anne worked at the Philadelphia... Read More →

Tuesday May 30, 2017 8:45am - 5:00pm CDT
Toronto Ballroom Level, West Tower