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Everything You Need to Know about Respirator Fit Tests

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Tim Jones

Man Wearing Respirator

Employees who work in hazardous work environments that have insufficient oxygen or harmful chemicals in the air are required to wear respirators. Respirators will either cover just the mouth and nose of the wearer or their entire face, depending on the respirator type. If your business requires your employees to sometimes work with hazardous chemicals and toxins, you should already know the importance of having proper respirators for them to use. A respirator fit test is performed to determine which type of respirator will suit your employees best.

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Why Fit Testing Matters for Firefighters

Posted on June 08, 2019 by Tim Jones

Firefighter

Firefighters are tasked with entering smoke-filled rooms and landscapes in order to ensure the safety of others. With the recent wildfires taking place in California, we’ve seen countless wildland firefighters work to combat these destructive fires and keep them from spreading. Since firefighters have to work in hazardous atmospheres that expose them to harmful fumes and chemicals, the importance of them wearing quality respirator masks cannot be understated.

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The Significance of Fit Testing for Respiratory Protection

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Tim Jones

Respirator Fit Testing Services

If you work in an industry where you're regularly faced with potential breathing hazards, you likely already know the importance of wearing a respirator. These helpful devices protect your health by preventing you from breathing in any harmful vapors, particulates, or fibers. However, these masks are only effective if they fit correctly. Regular fit testing is the only way to know if you are properly protected or not. Keep reading to learn about the basics of fit testing and why it's so important.

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Mask Fit Testing: Things to Know

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Tim Jones

Mask Fit Testing

Safety is one of the most important aspects of any work environment, and most businesses know how important it is to purchase all the necessary safety equipment. However, there’s more to safety than that. You need to make sure you know how to use your safety equipment properly, and you need to make sure that your equipment works correctly for your specific employees. If you or your employees use any kind of respirator mask, for instance, you need to perform routine OSHA mask fit testing to ensure your masks fit you correctly. Otherwise, you're putting them at risk for losing their effectiveness.

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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Respirator Test Systems

Posted on April 26, 2019 by Tim Jones

If you're employed in an industry commonly affected by airborne pollution and hazards, such as construction, manufacturing or nursing, you probably know about on-site respirator fit testing. The importance of these fit testing services can’t be understated, as these tests will determine if a tight-fitting respirator can be safely worn by a person without leading to dangerous leaks.

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