OVERVIEW OF THE FIT TESTING PROCESS.
Tight-fitting respirators must seal to the wearer’s face in order to provide expected protection. This includes disposable respirators (also called “filtering facepieces”). Fit testing is required by Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1715 before a user wears a respirator on the job, and should be assessed at least annually. In addition, fit tests should be performed:
– Whenever a different size, style, model or make of respirator is used.
– When any facial changes occur that could affect fit, such as significant weight fluctuation or dental work.

Importance Of Fit
Respirator fit is important because it involves several major issues:
– Seal. Employees wearing tight-fitting respiratory protection should perform a seal check each time they put on their respirator. A fit test ensures that the respirator is able to fit and provide a secure seal, but a user seal check ensures that it’s being worn right each time.
– Compatibility with other PPE. Safety glasses, hearing protection, face shields, hard hats and coveralls can all vie with a respirator for real estate on a person’s face, head or body.
– Stability. Fit testing determines the respirator’s ability to retain its seal when the worker is in motion.

Ask your SafetyQuip Safety Specialist about Respiratory Equipment Fit Testing.

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OVERVIEW OF THE FIT TESTING PROCESS. Tight-fitting respirators must seal to the wearer’s face in order to provide expected protection. This includes disposable respirators (also called “filtering facepieces”). Fit testing is required by Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1715 before a user wears a respirator on the job, and should be assessed at least annually. In...

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OVERVIEW OF THE FIT TESTING PROCESS. Tight-fitting respirators must seal to the wearer’s face in order to provide expected protection. This includes disposable respirators (also called “filtering facepieces”). Fit testing is required by Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1715 before a user wears a respirator on the job, and should be assessed at least annually. In addition, fit tests should be performed: - Whenever a different size, style, model or make of respirator is used. - When any facial changes occur that could affect fit, such as significant weight fluctuation or dental work. Importance Of Fit Respirator fit is important because it involves several major issues: - Seal. Employees wearing tight-fitting respiratory protection should perform a seal check each time they put on their respirator. A fit test ensures that the respirator is able to fit and provide a secure seal, but a user seal check ensures that it’s being worn right each time. - Compatibility with other PPE. Safety glasses, hearing protection, face shields, hard hats and coveralls can all vie with a respirator for real estate on a person’s face, head or body. - Stability. Fit testing determines the respirator’s ability to retain its seal when the worker is in motion. Ask your SafetyQuip Safety Specialist about Respiratory Equipment Fit Testing.

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