We have a team comprised of Bainbridge Island Emergency Medical Responders (BIEMRS) as well as Medical Reserve Corp members that have been doing N95 mask fit testing for regional health care workers and first responders.
Prior to Covid-19, OSHA required annual fit testing for certain health care professions. Due to the demand and difficulty in getting fit testing during Covid-19, OSHA is no longer requiring it even though it is even more necessary for protection during the pandemic.
See this video for an example of the fit test process (though we’ve needed to modify the process during Covid-19 for safety reasons).
We can and do test N95 alternatives (P95s, etc.) due to the currently limited supply of N95s.
We have fit tested offices and individuals of the following practices:
- Fernwood Dental
- Wonder Dental
- West Sound Dental
- Peninsula Community Health
- Sheldon Orthodontics
- Bainbridge Island Volunteer Firefighters
- Bainbridge Island Medical Reserve Corp
- Bainbridge Island Parks & Recreation
- Bainbridge Pediatrics
- Bainbridge Senior Living
- Pacifica Medicine
- Suquamish Police Department
- Uptown Dental
- Cook Family Funeral Home
- And more…
To contact this team for questions or scheduling, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.