A qualitative fit test is a pass/fail test that relies on the employee’s response to a test agent.
All respirators that rely on a mask-to-face seal must be fit tested to validate the seal is air-tight. This fit test must be performed:
- prior to first issue,
- when there’s a change in the model, style or size of respirator used,
- when there’s a physical facial change in the person wearing the mask, and
- at least annually
Fit test candidates must come prepared clean shaven in areas where the respirator will require a seal. Be ready to don and doff your own personal respirator. Fit testing may take up to 30 minutes, but tends to be less. Training is a separate option.
What to bring:
- Medical Clearance
- Employee’s Respirator with Cartridges
Note: Students arriving at facility without medical clearance will still be charged for registration. No credits will be applied for future fit testing as there is limited space.