It all depends on what the "physician or other licensed health care professional" who does your medical evaluations requires. Ours requires our staff to complete the medical evaluation questionnaire annually. Based on the results of the questionnaire, he may do follow-up exams. Yours may decide that it isn't necessary to do a medical evaluation every year, or may decide that physical exams be done on a regular basis (which could be a period of months or years). Fit testing is still to be conducted at least annually. - Diane Amell, MNOSHA Staff opinion: Unless otherwise noted, the response provided above is a staff opinion provided by a member of the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Division. A staff opinion is the opinion of one staff member about the correct answer to a specific question generated by a stakeholder. The opinion is not binding. This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, or the person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this message and destroy all copies of this message and the attachments. >>> "Burrill, Jason"
7/24/2007 9:41 AM >>> Can I assume that a Medical Evaluation questionnaire is to be filled out annually by all employees enrolled in the respirator program? After reading the regulations it states that a Medical Evaluation questionnaire is to be completed prior to fit testing and since fit testing is done every 12 months, at a minimum, then I interpret it to mean that the evaluations be completed yearly. Thanks in advance for all the feedback. Jason Burrill Manager, Histology Charles River Laboratories 251 Ballardvale Street Wilmington, MA 01887 Ph: 978-658-6000 ext 1652 Fax: 978-988-8793 jason.burrill**At_Symbol_Here**crl.com
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