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COVID-19 Webinar #3 - Understanding N95 & Other Respirator Fit Testing for Home Care

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webinar


Join the 3rd webinar our 2020 COVID-19 series brought to you by EPN, Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA), and Learn Care Together LLC! Registration is free, but required. Register today!


Understanding N95 & Other Respirator Fit Testing for Home Care. 

This presentation by Dr. Roy McKay will explain the different types of N95 and other respirator fit testing available for use with home care. Because not all facepieces used in home care are fit-tested, a brief description of face masks and respirators will be presented. Questions answered during this presentation include: Why conduct a fit test? What types of fit tests are available? What does a fit test look like? How long does it take? And where can I get a fit test done? Because fit testing is important, the presentation will help the viewer recognize if the fit test was properly administered.

About the Speaker

Dr. Roy McKay has 40 years of national and international experience in respiratory protection as a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. McKay is active in all areas of respiratory protection including research, teaching, clinical practice, and consultation. Dr. McKay is the past chair of ANSI/AIHA Z88.10, the committee responsible for publishing guidelines for “Respirator Fit Test Methods” and a member of ANSI/ASSE Z88.2-2015 which published the “American National Standard Practices for Respiratory Protection. Respirator committee assignments include the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Respiratory Protection committee.

To keep current with respirator wearer issues and concerns, he personally conducts respirator fit testing and a variety of worker training programs. Other services include respirator selection and development of cartridge change schedules. He’s developed more than a dozen different continuing education courses on respiratory protection, which include fit testing, respirator selection, cartridge change out, program administration, filter penetration, protection factors, and other topics. Find out more at

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