What Is A Respirator Fit Test?
A fit test is conducted to determine whether a respirator can be donned without risking any leaks. It can only be taken by an employee once they have been medically approved to wear a respirator on the job. If an employee’s job responsibilities require them to wear a tight-fitting respirator, they must undergo a respirator fit test beforehand. The test must be done using the same size, model, and design of the respirator they’ll be wearing on the job.
There are two types of respirator fit tests:
Qualitative Fit Test: This is a non-numeric test that depends on the wearer’s sense of smell and taste, or their reaction to a test agent (a substance) to detect any leakage into their respirator’s facepiece.
Quantitative Fit Test: A machine is used in this test to measure the leakage into the facepiece.
At Professional Fit Testing Services, we use the Qualitative Fit Test only.
Please note: Prior to the respirator fit test, you must provide the respirator clearance questionnaire to your employee who is required to wear the respirator at their job. This ensures that the said employee is medically capable to do so.
Why Choose Us For Your Respirator Fit Testing Needs
We go where your employees are; we will visit your office or the job site so as to keep the work disruption to a minimum.
We will provide all the important paperwork to ensure your compliance with OSHA Regulations. We will also give your employees a laminated wallet size card that they can keep on their person while on the job.
Our fit testing procedures are performed in the wearer’s own respirator instead of a sample mock-up mask worn by others. This not only ensures better hygiene standards but also guarantees better acceptance by your employees.
Our meticulously designed fit test method is faster and more accurate than any other tests. We regularly calibrate the accuracy to a traceable NIST standard.
ON-SITE RESPIRATOR TRAINING, FIT TESTING & CERTIFICATION
Welcome to Professional Fit Testing Services. We provide quality, cost effective on-site respirator fit testing for all your employees that are required by OSHA regulations to wear a respirator while on the job.
Professionally fitted, NIOSH-certified masks are a safety requirement meant to protect against breathing air contaminated by harmful vapors, fumes, and particles. OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134 requires employees to be medically cleared and fit tested before wearing a respirator; a physician or other licensed health care professional must review the employees’ medical evaluations.
Our staff is here to help you complete all OSHA mask fit testing requirements, provide respirator fit test kits, assist with OSHA reporting and paperwork requirements, and, ultimately, to help you protect your employees.
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