What is Respirator Fit Testing?
Respirator fit testing is used to ensure than an employee’s facepiece respirator fits tightly and properly.
There are two types of fit test:
- Qualitative, 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; and
- Quantitative, utilizes a machine to measure the amount of leakage into the facepiece, instead of relying on senses.
At Worksite Medical®, we offer both types of respirator fit testing, along with respirator clearances (Complete Online Now).
As per 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
With our fleet of state-of-the-art mobile medical units, Worksite Medical® can bring its highly trained medical technicians to you. We will get your team members in and out of testing, and back on the job in no time. Get all of your medical surveillance testing — such as Respirator Fit & Audiometric Testing — done right at your job site all at once, at your convenience. Can’t get everyone together on the same day? No problem. We can put a schedule together that’s right for you and your team.
“The employees who conduct our audio and fit testing are top-notch. I find good quality control in all aspects of dealing with Worksite Medical®. I appreciate Worksite Medical’s follow-up”.Safety Manager
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Would you rather send your company to a medical clinic? We’ve got you covered. With our specialized occupational medicine clinics in Ellwood City, PA and Belcamp, MD, you’ll never have to send your team to urgent care or an emergency room for testing again. Our clinics are built for people on the job and on the go. From respirator fit testing to workplace injury care, Worksite Medical® has you covered. We accept most workers’ compensation insurances.
“Wonderful, fast, friendly staff that kept things moving with our Associates! Thank you!”Safety Manager