Over 3 million American workers are required to wear respirators to protect themselves from environmental hazards in the workplace. Individuals that may require respirator fit testing as part of their jobs include: healthcare professionals, industrial workers, construction workers, remediation and abatement contractors, first responders, and a wide array of professional service providers. In 1998, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration adopted new requirements for occupational respiratory protection programs that require respirator users to receive training and pass an annual fit test before using a respirator.
FACS has provided extensive respirator fit testing services in the healthcare environment. From N-95s through full face respirators, we can help you properly and efficiently manage training and fit testing for your employees and manage fit testing data. Please contact your local FACS office on how we can help you with this process.