Respirator fit testing performed to determine if an employee can maintain an acceptable respiratory fit and seal. Fit testing must be done prior to use, whenever a different respirator is worn, and at least annually thereafter. Fit testing will be administered using an OSHA-accepted qualitative fit test or quantitative fit test protocol. The employee must be tested with the same make, model, style, and size of respirator that will be used.
iota utilise the PortaCount 8083 particle counter for quantitative fit testing. The PortaCount system can be used in conjunction with any type of respirator with a tight-fitting face piece. We hold a wide range of varying adapters to fit most manufacturers face pieces allows employees to be tested in their own respirator.
Things which effect the effective seal of RPE