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Mobile Respiratory Fit Testing

Mobile Respiratory Protection Program

Respirator Fit Testing is a vital component of an effective Respiratory Protection Program.

Training is the first step in helping your workforce become better informed and equipped to ensure accurate and efficient testing protocols and procedures. Designed to provide an enhanced understanding of fit testing through theory and practice, participants will be guided through a thorough and comprehensive overview of the process and technology for respirator fit testing in accordance with the requirements in the newly revised edition of CSA’s Z94.4 Standard - Selection, Use & Care of Respirators. It is the employer’s responsibility to determine the presence of any potential hazards within the work environment. If harmful airborne chemicals/particles and infectious agents are present, an employer is required to have a Respiratory Protection Program.

The objective of fit testing is to ensure an effective seal when using a tight-fitting face piece (respirator). Any person who is required to wear a tight fitting face piece during the course of their normal day to day duties, or any person who is required to wear a tight fitting face piece for emergency response activities should be fit tested to ensure an effective seal.

The following topics are covered during our fit testing services: proper donning and doffing of the respirator; performing seal checks; care, use and maintenance of the respirator (both half and full-face) respirators. All participants who successfully complete the fit test are provided with a wallet card indicating the following; Mask: model / make / size, Type of Fit Testing, Conducted by, Expiry Date. This is valid for two years.

We provide qualitative and quantitative fit tests and all protocols are strictly followed.

Students should bring their own mask if they already have one. We offer Scott, MSA, North, 3M and other masks for fit testing purposes on and off-site. Alternatively, students may bring another product for their fit test. Each test takes approximately 15 minutes. Student will need to be clean-shaven to perform the fit test to get a proper seal with the mask.

Course Recognition

The standards in this program meet or exceed all requirements of CSA Z94.04-02 use, care, and selection of respirators and Part 18 of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation for respiratory protective equipment.

Course Costs

The cost for the AIP Respirator Fit Test course is $60.00 plus GST per student for the first mask and $20.00 plus GST for further tests per student. There is a minimum requirement of 10  students. This price includes: All student materials and equipment, student certificate, instructional materials, administration costs. Extra fees for program delivery at a client’s facility may include  travel fees (mileage, parking, lodging and travel time), as well as a $100.00 off site fee.