Respiratory Fit Testing
We are proud to be one of Canada’s leaders in respirator fit testing. As such, we are eager to provide you more information on the need, and our specific offering. The objective of fit testing is to ensure an effective seal when using a tight fitting face piece (respirator). Any person who is required to wear a tight fitting face piece during the course of their normal day to day duties, or any person who is required to wear a tight fitting face piece for emergency response activities should be fit tested to ensure an effective seal.
The following topics are covered during our fit testing services: proper donning and doffing of the respirator; performing seal checks; care, use and maintenance of the respirator and defining the differences between N-Series, R-Series, P-Series respirators as well as half and full face respirators.
All participants who successfully complete the fit test are provided with a wallet card indicating the respirator fitted and its size. The employer will receive a “record of training” in the form of a fit test report they can keep on file.
Our fit testers are extensively trained on and closely adhere to the latest CSA standards as they relate to respiratory protection. At client site we offer both Quantitative Fit Testing (QNFT) and Qualitative Fit Testing (QLFT) in either half day or full day sessions.
All qualitative and quantitative protocols are strictly followed. With respect to qualitative testing, only Bitrex® is used as a challenge agent while all quantitative tests are conducted with the industry-leading TSI PortaCount® respiratory fit test system. Onsite, generally we are able to achieve 12 QLFTs per hour and 5 QNFTs per hour if tech is using one PortaCount®, 10 per hour if tech is using two. We do offer ‘drop in’ QNFT service at some branches by appointment only. Contact us for pricing and scheduling.
Other Respiratory Services
Levitt-Safety – EHS Training & Consulting Services offers several services and training programs associated with respiratory protection. These services and training programs represent elements of an effective respiratory program. Attention should also be given to:
- Hazard assessment
- Engineering controls
- Policy development and review
- Selection, care, use and maintenance of respirators
- Program review
We can assist clients with each of these program criteria for industrial, commercial, construction and healthcare workplaces. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.268.6196 for more information.