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Levitt-Safety Blog

Category: Fit Testing

  • Your ultimate cheat sheet for the Respirator Fit Testing

    Your ultimate cheat sheet for the Respirator Fit Testing

    We recently published the ultimate cheat sheet for the new CAN/CSA-Z94.4 respiratory protection standards which gives a great high-level look at the Standard’s recent updates on the selection, use and care of respirators. But, what do these updates mean for...

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  • Can workers refuse “uncomfortable” respirators? New CSA standard says yes.

    Can workers refuse “uncomfortable” respirators? New CSA standard says yes.

    “Respirator comfort is an important factor in wearer acceptance. Respirators with greater wearer acceptance are more likely to be worn appropriately.” — CAN/CSA-Z94.4-18 As stated in the CAN/CSA-Z94.4, it is now required that employers ensure that their workers’ comfort is considered...

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  • Cartridges or Filters? Here's how to find out what works best for your job

    Cartridges or Filters? Here's how to find out what works best for your job

    First, I'll start by saying that using the right respirator cartridge is just as important as using the right respirator. Respirator filters are made of materials designed to trap particulate as you breathe. Cartridges contain materials that absorb gases and vapours which...

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  • Occupational Cancer: Are You at Risk?

    Occupational Cancer: Are You at Risk?

    What are you exposed to while on the job? As millions of Canadians head into work each day, the Ontario Cancer Research Centre is working towards finding the link between carcinogens found on job sites and the development of cancer....

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  • How to Pass a Respirator Fit Test

    How to Pass a Respirator Fit Test

    In one of our recent blogs, we explained the different types of respirator fit testing (quantitative and qualitative) and why they’re such a critical element of an effective respiratory protection program. With so many people required to wear respirators as...

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