Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 16:53:45 -0500
Reply-To: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
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From: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
Subject: Re: Respiratory Protection Medical Evaluation Question
Comments: To: Jason Burrill
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

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>>> "Burrill, Jason"  7/24/2007 9:41 AM >>>

Can I assume that a Medical Evaluation questionnaire is to be filled
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


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