Upcoming Fit Test Sessions

Upcoming open (walk-in) fit test sessions:

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 19 8:30a-4:00p OESO, 501 Douglas St, Suite 151
Thursday, January 20 10:00a-2:00p DMP, 2W94
Wednesday, January 26 8:30a-4:00p OESO, 501 Douglas St, Suite 151

Below are the instructions for coming to the OESO office at the Duke Health at Douglas Street building, located at 501 Douglas St, Suite 151, Durham, NC.

We appreciate your close attention to the following important notes regarding respirator fit testing:

  • The fit test session is offered to Duke employees onlyThis does not include contract employees or students.
  • Employees must have their Duke ID badge with them at the time of the fit test.
  • Employees must have a current medical clearance for respirator use on file with Employee Occupational Health & Wellness (EOHW).
  • Any growth of facial hair that comes between the sealing surface of the respirator and the face is not permitted.  If necessary, please shave before you come.
  • See this CDC infographic for examples
  • Only Duke employees who are required to wear a tight-fitting respirator for their job need a fit test. 
  • Smoking interferes with the testing.  Please do not smoke within 60 minutes of your appointment.
  • Employees who are required to wear a respirator for protection from airborne pathogens must complete the online training course, IH196 (“Respiratory Protection for Airborne Pathogens”) in Duke’s Safety Management System (SMS), annually.

Please contact our office at 919-684-5996 for further questions or assistance.