Respiratory Care Week 2020: A Reminder for Respirator Fit Testing at Job Sites

Protecting your lungs is important. Especially at job sites where particles or harsh chemicals are being released into the air. National Respiratory Care Week (October 25–31, 2020) is a time to show appreciation for respiratory care workers and also to bring awareness around lung diseases like COPD and asthma. 

Respiratory care includes being aware of the quality of air you are breathing at each moment and using the correct protection equipment to help keep the poor quality and problematic air from being taken in. 

Protecting workers from getting hurt while on the job is also top priority for companies across the nation. In addition to OSHA and other regulatory compliances, it is important that employers provide respirator training and fit testing at those workplaces where the PPE is being used. 

Here is a closer look at some of the ways you can protect workers’ lungs and the training SoCal First Aid offers for businesses in Southern California. 

Respirator fit testing is mandatory under OSHA regulations. In fact, the law also states that workers, “shall be allowed to pick the most acceptable respirator models and sizes so that the respirator is acceptable to, and correctly fits, the user.” 

To meet this need, we offer:

Qualitative Fit Testing -a method which relies on a users sense of taste or smell to detect leakage into the respirator face piece.
Quantitative Fit Testing – machine that measures the actual amount of leakage into the face a piece using a probe.

We utilize the 3 OSHA-approved quantitative test methods

  • Generated aerosol
  • Ambient aerosol
  • Controlled Negative Pressure

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