Mobile Respirator Fit Testing Services

In 2019, OSHA ranked respiratory protection in the Top Five most frequently violated standards on worksites - with more than 2,800 violations. Ensure your employee health and company compliance with respirator fit testing services from Examinetics.

We are ready to build a respiratory protection program ideal for your company. With flexible scheduling options and a fleet of more than 130 mobile units, we can meet your nationwide testing needs delivered by our occupational health specialists.

Examinetics offers comprehensive respirator fit testing services to keep your workforce healthy and compliant with OSHA and MSHA regulations. We deliver qualitative fit testing and quantitative fit testing directly to your front door, reducing the costs and lost work time with offsite exams.



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Examinetics ensures the respirator fit test is perfect for a broad range of devices, including: 

  • Dust masks

  • Half-face masks

  • Full-face masks

  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)

  • Supplied air respirators

Examinetics operates cutting-edge, NIOSH approved spirometry technology and software. Easy on-PC diagnostics devices:

  • Provide instant interpretation of results and quality feedback

  • Feature viewing graphs on screen as results appear in real time

  • Feature incentive animations on screen to assist the participant in giving maximum effort

Facial Hair

Make sure your employees know the rules about facial hair. Not only will facial hair interfere with your workforces’ safety, but it is also a direct violation of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134(g)(1)(i), which states, “The employer shall not permit respirators with tight-fitting facepieces to be worn by employees who have: Facial hair that comes between the sealing surface of the facepiece and the face or that interferes with valve function, or any condition that interferes with the face-to-facepiece seal or valve function.”

Facial hair that lies along the sealing area of a respirator - such as beards, sideburns or bushy mustaches - will interfere with respirators that rely on a tight fit. The rule does allow some forms of neat, trimmed facial hair as long as it does not interfere with safe respirator operations. For example, small tidy mustaches or beards bordering the mouth of the employee are acceptable forms of facial hair. 

Ensure that whiskers are tidy and trimmed for the respirator fit test and everyday respirator use. Clean-shaven employees are necessary every day, not just for fit testing day. Use the following graphic as a guide for acceptable and nonacceptable facial hair for employees that wear respirators. 



Resources and Information

The Difference between Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Testing

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Common Mistakes with OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard

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Prepping for Respirator Fit Testing

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Voluntary use of Respirators

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Full Respiratory Services

As part of a comprehensive respiratory protection program, Examinetics also offers online respirator clearance evaluations. Contact us to learn more about our full respiratory services to stay compliant and healthy.


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