Participants wanted: Respiratory Protection Program research

The Department of Health has engaged Monash Health to undertake a research program investigating the effectiveness of a range of new respiratory protective equipment. We are seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from employees wishing to participate in the research.

The research project will commence from Thursday 7 January, with appointments available through until Thursday 28 January.

The testing will take place at Casey Hospital. Participation will also meet the annual fit testing requirements for Monash Health Employees, which comes into effect in 2021.

Employees will be paid for their participation in the research testing, which is expected to take three hours per person. For employees who choose to participate in the research, these hours will be in addition to any rostered work time.

This exciting project will run as part of Monash Health’s Respiratory Protection Program and requires 90 employees selected to participate to be fit tested on up to 20 masks. Currently, employees are fit tested against a range of ten masks available as part of the State’s PPE supply. The research will evaluate ten additional masks’ effectiveness, which may feature new designs or are manufactured by potential new suppliers to the market.

To register your interest in participating, please complete the EOI here.

Once you have completed the EOI, the COVID-19 Hotline team will be in touch to discuss further details and confirm your participation.

Information about Monash Health’s Respiratory Protection program can be found here.

If you have any queries regarding the program, please contact the team on 9594 5815 or via email: COVID19employeeenquiries@monashhealth.org

 

 



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