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Medical evaluation and clearance of the employee is required for mandatory use of all respirators or voluntary use of elastomeric face pieces.
Medical Evaluation / Clearance can be used with all brands and types of respirators and utilizes a Physician or Other Licensed Health Care Professional (PLHCP) to review your information.
Quantitative testing is an assessment of the adequacy of respirator fit by numerically measuring the amount of leakage into the respirator. It is required for all negative pressure full-face and half-face respirators that are to be used in atmospheres greater than 10 times the OSHA PEL. Rather than relying on sensitive particle sensors which can be contaminated by the test subject, our system relies on a pressure check to establish the fit factor. It can be used in conjunction with any type of respirator with a tight-fitting face piece.
We utilize a wide range of varying adapters to fit most manufacturers face pieces. The software package used facilitates data generation, evaluation, and archiving. Generally, quantitative fit testing is used general industry, construction, fire departments, medical response and agricultural clients.
Qualitative testing is a pass/fail test which assesses the adequacy of respirator fit based on the individual's response to a test media. The pass/fail criteria is determined by an individual's response to sensory testing (smell or taste). The subject dons their respirator and a fit test hood. The test aerosol (Saccharin or Bitrex) is sprayed inside the hood while the subject performs prescribed exercises. If the subject can taste/smell the test agent, the respirator fails the test and another respirator must be tested.
Fit testing is required for mandatory use of all tight-fitting facepieces and recommended for voluntary use. OSHA 1910.134(f) states: “The employer shall ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting facepiece respirator is fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator facepiece (size, style, model or make) is used, and at least annually thereafter." We offer both qualitative and quantitative fit testing methods.
Training is required for mandatory use and recommended for voluntary use of respirators. OSHA 1910.134(k) states: “This paragraph requires the employer to provide effective training to employees who are required to use respirators." Training must be comprehensive and recur annually and more often if necessary.
In any workplace where respirators are necessary to protect the health of the employees or whenever respirators are required by the employer, the employer shall establish and implement a respiratory protection program. At Texas Training Center, we are a one-stop-shop to comply with each requirement at a price our competitors can't beat. Let us show you how simple compliance can be.
Odessa, Texas 79763