Stay Safe and Healthy. Don't wait to get compliant with the new laws for Respirator Testing. Contact us today for your Quantitative or Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing. Walk-ins are taken at our Livonia office or we can come onsite to you!
Qualitative fit testing is conducted by putting a hood over the test subject who is wearing the mask being tested. Bittrex or Saccharin are sprayed into the hood and the mask’s fit factor is decided if the test subject can smell or taste anything. If the mask fits properly, all seams should be leak-proof which means the subject should not be able to smell or taste the spray. While this test can be subjective to each person’s specific senses, qualitative testing can be used if the individuals are not in direct contact with any exposure. The individual wearing the respirator must remove any facial hair that lies where the seal has contact with the face.
Quantitative fit testing is done by probing the mask so a machine can scientifically prove that there are no leaks in the mask and that the wearer is properly protected. The individual wearing the mask will have to go through a series of simple movements and exercises to ensure that the respirator remains sealed to the face during common movements. Quantitative testing is the preferred form of testing for environments involving hazardous viral or airborne exposures. The individual wearing the respirator must remove any facial hair that lies where the seal has contact with the face.
N95 masks need to be tested just like full-face and half-face respirators. With N95 respirators being introduced to new types of industries, it is important for employees to wear a properly fitted mask to avoid any negative side-effects of breathing through a respirator over time. The individual wearing the respirator must remove any facial hair that lies where the seal has contact with the face