We offer an industry leading on-line application for workers to receive instant respirator medical evaluation and clearance. RMEQ Online is secure, accessible 24/7/365, worker-friendly, and inexpensive.
Workers obtain an immediate respirator clearance, signed by a Board Certified Occupational Medical Physician. Respiratory Program Administrators have unique profiles with 24/7/365 access to view the real-time status of all workers. Corporate accounts are available and easy to set-up.
When a physical form is best for your workforce, we accept respirator medical evaluation questionnaires sent directly to our medical department.
Respirator Medical Evaluation FAQs
Yes. We offer several methods for employees to obtain respirator medical clearance, including an Online Option and Paper Option.
Yes. A link is always available at the upper right-hand corner of our website.
Pricing varies based on volume. Contact our Sales Team today for pricing.
Respiratory Program Administrators are provided unique admin user instructions and unique employee user instructions. Employees can log in during their normal working hours or at a time and place convenient to them to complete the questionnaire online. Questions are presented one-at-a-time as not to overwhelm employees. Upon completion of the questionnaire, employees are immediately presented with a status of either clear, pending review, or not qualified. Contact our Sales Team to establish a new company account or demo our online application.
Using a respirator may place a physiological burden on employees that varies with the type of respirator worn, the job and workplace conditions in which the respirator is used, and the medical status of the employee.
The employer shall identify a physician or other licensed health care professional (PLHCP) to perform medical evaluations using a medical questionnaire or an initial medical examination that obtains the same information as the medical questionnaire. The employer shall ensure that a follow-up medical examination is provided for an employee who gives a positive response to any question among questions 1 through 8 of the respirator medical evaluation questionnaire. The follow-up medical examination shall include any medical tests, consultations, or diagnostic procedures that the PLHCP deems necessary to make a final determination. This may be a simple phone call to verify a response.
The medical questionnaire and examinations shall be administered confidentially during the employee's normal working hours or at a time and place convenient to the employee. The medical questionnaire shall be administered in a manner that ensures that the employee understands its content.
Employees may contact our medical department during normal business hours for support. A medical team representative will help facilitate the discussion.
No. Forms which are intended to gather an employee's medical history prior to receiving a physical examination by a PLCHP may be designed to suit the PLCHP and do not have to follow the respirator questionnaire presented in Appendix C of the 1910.135 standard. Any information not included in the form can be gathered by the PLCHP during the physical examination.
The written recommendation from the HTS PLHCP includes any limitations on respirator use related to the medical condition of the employee or relating to the workplace conditions in which the respirator will be used, including whether or not the employee is medically able to use the respirator; the need, if any, for follow-up medical evaluations; and a statement that the PLHCP has provided the employee with a copy of the PLHCP's written recommendation.
If an employee reports medical signs or symptoms that are related to ability to use a respirator; a PLHCP, supervisor, or the respirator program administrator informs the employer that an employee needs to be reevaluated; information from the respiratory protection program, including observations made during fit testing and program evaluation, indicates a need for employee reevaluation; or a change occurs in workplace conditions (e.g., physical work effort, protective clothing, temperature) that may result in a substantial increase in the physiological burden placed on an employee, then additional medical evaluation is appropriate.
No. However, when additional follow-up is appropriate, the follow-up medical examination may include any medical tests, consultations, or diagnostic procedures that the PLHCP deems necessary to make a final determination. This may or may not include a pulmonary function test. Review the interpretation letter to the standard found here for more information on this topic.
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