Mask Fit Testing
“To protect workers from inhaling airborne silica, respiratory protective equipment is used. Many types of respirators are available and it is important to select the correct one(s) for the work being done.”
WorkSafe Alberta Occupational Health & Safety – “Crystalline Silica at the Work Site”
Qualitative vs. Quantitative Mask Fit Testing
Mask fit testing is vitally important for the safety of employees who are exposed to airborne hazards that cannot be eliminated. Respiratory protective equipment is a key component for all heavy-duty jobs; it is an OHS requirement that all workers wearing a mask must be fit tested. It is imperative that employees have masks that fit them securely and safely.
At Rocky Mountain Mobile Hearing Testing, not only do we provide mask fit testing for major industries in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Eastern BC, but we offer two distinct tests: Qualitative and Quantitative.
Our quantitative test measures how much the mask may leak using a porta count machine. It provides accurate results and is recommended for both half and full-face respirators. Our qualitative test, on the other hand, relies on the workers’ sense of taste, requiring them to identify substances in the air. It is recommended for those with N95 mask fittings and half-face masks. Upon completion of these tests, employees will receive a fit test certificate that conveniently fits in a wallet.
We are committed to providing you with respirator and mask fit testing that makes a difference to the safety of your workers.
Respirator Fit Testing is Required Every Two Years
In heavy-duty industries, WorkSafe stipulates that respirator fit testing is required every two years. Employers are expected to provide workers with appropriate respirators if exposed to hazardous airborne conditions. If you want to provide your workers with a reliable and accurate respirator fit test, we are here to help. We provide respirator fit testing for all major industries in Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Eastern BC. With our mobile facility services, we can go to any location in Western Canada and deliver fast and effective testing. Our facility is spacious, comfortable, and loaded with the latest equipment. We’ll plan out your tests beforehand, so upon arrival, we’ll hit the ground running; your testing will be completed within a few hours. Most importantly, you’ll be compliant with WorkSafe Regulations.
Permanent hearing loss results from exposure to noise above 85 dBA for an 8 hour day or its equivalent (85 dBA Lex).
*Stats from The Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia
Why Rocky Mountain Is The Best
Custom Respirator & Mask Fit Testing
We understand that every business faces different challenges.; it’s why we’ve made our respirator and mask fit testing customizable.
Our tests can be adapted to your workplace, so you get the right measurements for your employees. We can measure different types of respirators and masks as well as offer specific testing, such as N95 mask fit testing. We can even test the health of your employees’ lungs with a spirometry test for added protection.
Our flexibility is what makes us the go-to team that companies trust. We can ensure that you get the perfect results to improve the health and safety of your employees.
All you have to do is tell us when you need us, and we’ll be there. Our mobile service means we’re one call away from helping and providing additional services, such as mobile hearing testing.
Save time and money with our mobile respirator and mask fit testing. Contact Rocky Mountain Mobile Hearing Testing today.
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