The NC Agromedicine Institute is a University of North Carolina Institute.

Member Universities:
East Carolina University
North Carolina State University
NC Agricultural & Technical State University
Risk Mitigation Measures Phase II Project

RMM Phase II Announcements:


Phase II 2012-2013 Soil Fumigant Label Changes

Qualitative Respirator Fit Test Training. View flier. Pre-registration required.

  • 3/22/13 9am-1pm Jackson County Cooperative Extension

Respirator Fit Test Events. Pre-registration required.

  • None at this time: check back soon!

If you are interested in hosting a qualitative respirator fit test training or a respirator fit test event, please contact Barb Gallagher RN by phone at 252.744.1009 or e-mail at . If outside 252 area code call 1.855.AGR.ISAF (1.855.247.4723). A list of interested counties\locations will be compiled and trainings scheduled based on priority listing. See our calendar for more upcoming events.

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About RMM Phase II

We are pleased to share that the NC Tobacco Trust Fund has awarded the NC Agromedicine Institute $125,000 to continue assisting farms across our state over the next 2 years with implementation of the EPA's Phase II risk mitigation measures for soil fumigants. This award will provide funding to:

  • Train farms how to perform qualitative fit testing, required record keeping, & selection/fit of respirators (registration regularly: $150; registration cost share: $75)
  • Provide farms completing training with qualitative fit test kit (retail cost: ~$353.00; with special vendor pricing, farms pay ~100.00); farms will pay cost share portion of registration & fit test kit at time of training; checks or cash to ECU
  • Conduct six respirator fit test events; cost for fit test & medical clearance will be $35.00 each ($70.00 total) per person if medical clearance completed on-line with the EI group; farms will pay EI directly for services and can apply for cost share funds for 50% of cost until cost share are exhausted (see above)
  • Print & distribute buffer zone & treated area signs
  • Further develop Fit-to-Farm modules & training delivery; Fit-to-Farm is a new program developed as a result of the need to ensure that individuals using respiratory protection are as fit as possible to reduce the effects of heat-related illness & other adverse cardiac events . A model showing the relationships between heat, personal protective equipment (PPE) use, and health  was developed in conjunction with the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health as a result of joint findings relative to compromised health/wellness of farmers and NC being #1 in the nation for heat-related deaths

Need to locate a local provider for respirator fit testing and/or medical clearance? Click here

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