Respirator Fit Testing and Mask Fit Testing

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Respiratory protective equipment including disposable, half-and full-face masks and their respective filtering systems assists in the prevention of illness, disease and death from breathing hazards. However, the equipment must be properly selected, fitted, worn and maintained to ensure maximum protection.

There are two Fit Testing methods, these are known as: Quantitative and Qualitative tests.

Quantitative tests - can be used to fit test all types of tight-fitting masks including disposable, half and full face masks. Quantitative tests give an objective assessment of facial fit and provide a direct numerical result called a Fit Factor.

Qualitative tests – rely on the wearer’s subjective assessment of face seal leakage. These methods, during a set of test exercises, use the wearer’s sense of smell or taste to detect face seal leakage of a test agent.

 

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