RESPIRATORY FIT TESTING

Any person who is required to wear a tight fitting face piece during the course of their normal day to day work duties, or any person who is required to wear a tight fitting face piece for emergency response activities must be fit tested to ensure an effective seal. This is a legal requirement under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Regulation for Health Care and Residential Facilities.

Fit Testing is an element of a respiratory protection program and is conducted in accordance with Canadian Standards Association - Standard for the Selection, Use and Care of Respirators,

Our respiratory fit test technicians will also address the proper donning and doffing of the respirator, how to perform seal checks, the care, use and maintenance of the respirator.

Every participant who successfully completes the fit test is provided with a wallet card indicating the respirator they were fitted with and its size. Their employer will receive a record of training in the form of a fit test report that they can use for record keeping purposes.

This testing is designed for those who are required to wear a tight fitting respirator, including N95 respirators to protect themselves from hazards associated with infectious agents, dusts, mists, fibres, fumes and bioaerosols.

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