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.
Uses sense of taste/smell or reaction to irritant to detect leaks
Does not measure amount of air leaking into face piece
Test subject detects leakage of test substance.
Mostly for half-mask respirators like N95 face masks
4 methods accepted by OSHA:
Isoamyl Acetate: smells like bananas
Saccharin: tastes sweet
Bitrex: tastes bitter
Irritant Smoke: causes coughing
Uses a machine to measure actual amount of leakage into face piece
No taste or smell test used to detect leakage.
Can be used for any tight fitting respirator
Mostly used for full face respirators
3 methods accepted by OSHA
Controlled Negative Pressure
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Price: $30 per person
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!