Onsite Respirator Fit Testing
GO MOBILE WITH OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
At Worksite Medical®, we are committed to both providing the best medical treatment to your employees and minimizing lost work days. Staffed by highly trained medical teams, we have one goal: to get you and your team back to work. Rest assured that we take all of the proper precautions and follow all COVID-19 health and safety protocols with not only our respirator fit testing, but all of our services, including audiometric exams, lab testing, and OSHA physicals.
What is Respirator Fit Testing?
Used to ensure that an employee’s facepiece repirator fits tightly and properly (two types):
1) Qualitative Fit Test – a non-numeric pass/fail test that relies on the employee’s sense of taste or smell, or his/her reaction to a substance (test agent) in order to detect leakage into the respirator facepiece.
2) Quantitative Fit Test – utilizes a machine to measure the amount of leakage into the facepiece, instead of relying on senses.
*Additionally, prior to respirator use, employers must provide the respirator clearance questionnaire to any employee required to wear a respirator at work to ensure that each employee is medically able to do so.
The Mobile Advantage
You should have more options when it comes to medical surveillance testing.
Why send your team to urgent care? They will wait in long lines with the general public, and they’ll be away from work. Your testing should be done on your terms, and completed around your schedule.
At Worksite Medical, we’re all about keeping your workplace productive and OSHA-compliant. Need audio exams, respirator fit testing, and lab screenings? How about silica physicals, flu shots, and drug testing?
Now, you can meet all of your OSHA-required medical surveillance testing requirements at one time. We safely maintain your company health records, and offer you full accessibility. And, you can develop ongoing new-hire programs!
THE OSHA STANDARD
OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.134(f)(2)
The employer shall ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting facepiece respirator is fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator facepiece (size, style, model or make) is used, and at least annually thereafter.