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.
2 Common Mistakes You're Making With OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard
Examinetics ensures the respirator fit test is perfect for a broad range of devices, including:
Examinetics operates cutting-edge, NIOSH approved spirometry technology and software. Easy on-PC diagnostics devices:
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
Common Mistakes with OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard
Prepping for Respirator Fit Testing
Voluntary use of Respirators
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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