Tag Archives: Fit Testing

Can wearer stubble affect the performance of Respiratory Protective Equipment?

Selection of adequate tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment (RPE) focusses on the need to provide the required respiratory protection for the present hazard(s). However, the level of protection provided by these types of RPE can be significantly reduced if the user has facial hair in the area of the face seal. Despite advice to the contrary … Continue reading Can wearer stubble affect the performance of Respiratory Protective Equipment?

Fit Test vs Fit Check – Understanding the difference

We’ve compiled this brief Q&A to emphasise the importance of, and the differences between, fit checking and fit testing, enabling you and your employees to safely use respirators while knowing how responsibility is shared. What types of respirators need to be fit tested and fit checked? Any tight-fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) – disposable respirators, … Continue reading Fit Test vs Fit Check – Understanding the difference

Headline from the Helpline: Fit Testing

In the first entry of the new “Headline from the Helpline” blog series, Pete Hilton from the 3M Health and Safety Helpline discusses the frequently asked questions he receives on Fit Testing… What are the common questions people ask you about Fit Testing? Probably the most common question is whether it is necessary to fit … Continue reading Headline from the Helpline: Fit Testing