Respirator Fit Testing & Training
When employees are required to wear respirators, they must be fit tested to make sure the respirator fits properly and is the correct one for them. Although a respirator may seem to fit correctly, unless it is quantitatively fit tested with a TSI PortaCount, a correct fit is not guaranteed.
Respirators can leak around the respirator/face seal more than you think. Poorly fitting respirators can allow toxic materials like asbestos, lead, and silica to enter the employee’s respiratory system.
Employees also require training on the correct use, care, and maintenance of their respirators. We offer training for this as well, which usually proceeds the fit testing.
GTA Environmental offers a variety of fit testing options including SCBA, full-face respirators, half-mask respirators, and N95 respirators. We do the fit testing both onsite and offsite.
For respirator fit testing and training at your workplace, call our office at 1-877-260-0987 for more information or to book a session.
This is a 1.5 hour training session. It is meant for employees who have a requirement to wear one or more types of respirators. They frequently work in areas requiring a respirator for their personal protection.
The training is moderate pace, allows time for questions, has practical exercises, and has a quiz at the end of the session.
Our training session includes:
- Power point presentation
- Instructor lead session
- Quiz (optional)
- Signed class list
- Respirator Fit Testing
Respirator Fit Testing
It usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes to properly fit an employee for one type of respirator. We provide a computer printout of the fit test results. Also, we have a selection of respirator sizes to fit your employee, or provide your own.