Respirator Fit Testing provided by Absolute Safety

If your employees work in a hazardous environment with harmful dusts, fumes, gases, etc., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires them to wear respirators. A respirator protects the wearer against toxic atmospheres, allowing them to breathe with reduced exposure to respirable toxins. But before an employee uses a respirator, they must complete a medical examination and respirator fit testing. Absolute Safety offers both quantitative and qualitative fit tests.

 

Quantitative Testing:

Created with Sketch.     Pass/Fail Test

Created with Sketch.     Uses sense of taste/smell or reaction to irritant to detect leaks

Created with Sketch.     Does not measure amount of air leaking into face piece

Created with Sketch.     Test subject detects leakage of test substance.

Created with Sketch.     Mostly for half-mask respirators like N95 face masks

Created with Sketch.     4 methods accepted by OSHA:

Created with Sketch.     Isoamyl Acetate: smells like bananas

Created with Sketch.     Saccharin: tastes sweet

Created with Sketch.     Bitrex: tastes bitter

Created with Sketch.     Irritant Smoke: causes coughing

 

Qualitative Testing:

Created with Sketch.     Uses a machine to measure actual amount of leakage into face piece

Created with Sketch.     No taste or smell test used to detect leakage.

Created with Sketch.     Can be used for any tight fitting respirator

Created with Sketch.     Mostly used for full face respirators

Created with Sketch.     3 methods accepted by OSHA

Created with Sketch.     Generated Aerosol

Created with Sketch.     Ambient Aerosol

Created with Sketch.     Controlled Negative Pressure


 

Contact us to learn more

Inquire about in-person testing for your employees. Fill out the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

 
 
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Price: $30 per person

TRAINING DAYS:

Every week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Please let us know in the contact form if you would like to request a day not listed. We will do our best to accommodate your needs!

 

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