IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT RESPIRATOR
Respirators are often used in places where there are risks of excessive exposure to airborne contaminants like dusts, mists, gases, fumes, and can be also be used in environments where oxygen levels are lacking. While designed as a protective gear, a respirator becomes useless if this will not fit your face. Gases can easily leak inside the respirator and you could end up breathing in hazardous contaminants. That is why mask fit testing is a necessity.
OVERVIEW ON MASK FIT TESTING
A mask fit test is a procedure used to confirm that the respirator you will be using on the job will seal properly around your face. This is usually done on an annual basis. There are different types of respirators. Some of these only cover half of the face while more hazardous environments will require the use of respirators that cover the entire face. The quantitative method is a more reliable procedure since tests are done with the use of a machine where the device being used will compare the presence of gas inside the respirator to the gas found in immediate surroundings.
MC Rehabilitation and Wellness prefers to use the quantitative mask fit method to guarantee that results are accurate. We are offering industrial, on-site and mobile unit testing. Call us today and our technicians will be ready to perform the test in your desired location. Only Quantifit devices are used since these deliver prompt and accurate results. Quantifit Respirator Fit Testers can be used with optional adapter kits from selected manufacturers such as 3M Company, Scott, Draeger and Mine Safety Appliances (MSA). We also offer half mask testing services. If you wish to combine annual fit testing services with annual drug and hearing testing, MC Rehabilitation and Wellness can do this for you, as a one stop shop service.