Quantitative Fit Testing
When OSHA’s revised Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, became effective on April 8, 1998, it provided employers with an all-inclusive reference source for fit testing guidelines. Before its revision, the standard made reference to testing a respirator’s “face-piece-to-face seal,” but provided no additional guidance on how to perform the test. The standard now specifies what needs fit testing, the kinds of fit tests allowed, the procedures for conducting them and how frequently fit tests must be performed.
Top Gun provides tests for Scott AV 2000 masks.
About 29 CFR 1910.134
29 CFR 1910.134(f) states, “Before an employee may be required to use any respirator with a negative or positive pressure tight-fitting facepiece, the employee must be fit tested with the same make, model, style and size of respirator that will be used.” This statement is noteworthy because it mandates that tight-fitting positive pressure facepieces such as those used in PAPRs and airline respirators be fit tested. The statement also does not exclude disposable particulate respirators from fit testing.
What we cover:
Fit Testing Procedures
The Approved Methods for QNFT
Advantages of QNFT vs. QLFT
For more information on 29 CFR 1910.134 you can visit the U.S. Department of Labor web site here
All fit test are performed after H2S Training on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Everyone requiring a Fit Test must have a Respirator Medical Evaluation