In 2018, OSHA ranked respiratory protection in the top ten most frequently violated standards on worksites. As nearly five million Americans work in harmful dust, gas and smoke each year, the importance of respiratory protection cannot be overstated.
Primed to serve with quality care, Examinetics is ready to tailor and implement a respiratory protection program ideal for your organization. Examinetics offers a full range of respirator fit testing to keep your workforce compliant with OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations. Examinetics delivers comprehensive qualitative fit testing and quantitative fit testing directly to your employees while reducing costs and lost work time with offsite exams.
Furthermore, Examinetics’ respirator fit testing guarantees the functionality of your respiratory equipment, designed to comply with the requirements of OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.134.
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. Facial hair that lies along the sealing area of a respirator - such as beards, sideburns or 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.
Ensure that whiskers are tidy and trimmed for the respirator fit test and everyday respirator use. Use the following graphic as a guide for acceptable and nonacceptable facial hair for employees that wear respirators.
Prepping for Respirator Fit Testing Day
Qualitative vs Quantitative Fit Testing
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