Respirator Fit Testing
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The purpose of a fit test is to ensure that the respirator forms an adequate seal with the respirator user's face to provide the intended protection. The respirator user must be fit tested for each type of respirator specified by the safety data sheet (SDS) or product labeling before using the respirator and will then be fit tested every 12 months thereafter.
The fit test must be conducted using the exact make, model, style, and size of the respirator that will be used by the employee. If there are any changes in respirator requirements, or a person has a change in weight, dental work, or facial disfigurements that could affect the fit, that person must be fit tested again.
The employee will undergo a Medical Evaluation using a Questionnaire that a physician reviews to approve or limit a user from wearing a respirator. The employee will also be trained on the use of the respirator, limitations, and program requirements. The employee will then be Quantitatively tested using a TSI PortaCount to assure a proper fit.
For N-95, Half Mask, and Full Face-piece Respirators
Every Day from 8:00 to 5:00
Weekends and Evenings may be scheduled
Please call to schedule testing at your site
NOTES: We can test all:
- N-Series, R-Series, and P-Series - Filtering Face-pieces rated 95, 99 and 100
- Scott AV-2000 - Full Face-piece Respirators - all sizes (our respirators
Our adapters also fit Scott AV-3000, Scott-O-Vista, Weld-O-Vista, and Model 65 (bring your respirators)
- MSA Ultra Elite, MSA Advantage 4000 Series (4100 & 4200) - Full Face-piece Respirators - all sizes (our respirators) MSA Comfo Classic, Elite - Half Mask and Full Facepiece Respirators - all sizes (our respirators)
Our adapters also fit MSA 3200 Full Face-piece Respirators; Ultra Twin Full Face-piece Respirator; Ultra-Elite (including FireHawk, AirHawk, or BlackHawk models) Twin Cartridge Large Diameter Threaded; and Duo-Twin Full Face-piece Respirator (bring your respirators)
- 3M SERIES 6000 and SERIES 7800S - Full Face-piece Respirators - all sizes (our respirators)
Our adapters fit Series 7500 Half and Full Face-piece Respirators and Series FF-400 and Series 7900 Full Face-piece Respirators; 200 LS and 420 Half Masks (bring your respirators)
- Draeger Panorama Nova (our respirators)
Our adapters fit X-plore 6300, 6530, and 6570 Full Face-piece Respirators; FPS 7000 & DHR 7000 series (SCBA), M2000, Futura, CDR 4500 (CBRN) Full Face-piece Respirators; Combitox Nova - RD40 (40mm threaded) and Cirrus RD40 (40mm threaded) Half Masks (bring your respirators)
Should you have different mask requirements we will be pleased to obtain the adapters with appropriate notice.
What is respirator Fit Testing?
Common Respirator Citations issued by OSHA
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