It is important to get a qualitative respirator fit test each year to ensure that disposable and reusable half faced piece respirators are fitting correctly. The test ensures the wearer is protected against airborne toxins that the device is designed to protect.
Know the mask is working correctly-it is removing the hazard and not letting airborne toxins get into your lungs.
One size does not fit all-there are people that will need to try on different models and sizes to get one that fits correctly. It is a requirement of the standard: AS/NZS 1715:2009 Australian/New Zealand Standard Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices.
The proper fitting of a respiratory protective equipment requires- “The use of some type of fit test to determine an adequate match between the face piece and the respiratory protective equipment and the face of the wearer”.
WE ARE EQUIPPED TO VISIT YOUR COMPANY ON-SITE
Timaru Occupational Health Services are equipped to visit your company on-site to provide the services required. We can also offer on-site visits: One of our Registered nurses can visit your site weekly, fortnightly, or monthly on a regular basis.