\r\n\r\n\r\nNote that the kit only comes with the Sweet or Saccharin test solution.  You need to have at least  2 test solutions, so I recommend you also get the Bitrex (bitter) solution.   You will also want to order extra vials of the saccharin.\r\n\r\nThe 3M Training and Fit Test Kit is a much more comprehensive kit and comes packed in a durable case that contains all the testing equipment PLUS training materials including laminated cards for teaching employees how to properly wear and care for their equipment, as well as posters, videos and other materials.\r\n\r\nThere are detailed step by step instructions  for conducting the tests.\r\n\r\nThis particular kit really allows  you to perform a more comprehensive service to your employer clients, but once proficient can all be completed in a 10-15 minute visit with your MA,  nurse or tech.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAgain,  the kit only comes with the \"sweet\" Saccharin solution so you'll need to add at least one other - this is the bitter.\r\n

3M Fit Test Video

\r\n[embed]https://youtu.be/Syj_zeNtLGI[/embed]\r\n\r\nSo now you should be able to get started conducting respirator fit tests for your clients or go out and  get some new clients for your expanded services!\r\n\r\nAdditional Resources:\r\n\r\n\r\n

Types of Respirator Fit Testing

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There are basically two types of respirator fit tests: quantitative v qualitative

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Qualitative testing is the most commonly used and is a pass/fail test method that simply relies on the sense of taste or smell or reaction to an irritant in order to detect leakage into the respirator facepiece.

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The four qualitative test methods accepted by OSHA are:

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The types of respirators tested with the qualitative test are usually half-mask respirators - such as the very common \"N95s\" - as well as elastomeric respirators.

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Quantitative testing measures the actual amount of leakage through the respirator, requiring a machine, and does not rely upon sense of taste, smell, or irritation.

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There are three quantitative test methods accepted by OSHA:

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Quantitative testing can be used for any type of tight-fitting respirator.

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Fit Testing Kit

\r\nTo get started  with respirator fit testing, you need a fit testing kit.  We recommend  you start with qualitative testing and  only consider quantitative testing when requested by a reliable client contract that will cover the cost of the equipment, and then some.\r\n\r\nThere are two qualitative test kits we'll discuss here that  provide everything needed to launch your respirator fit test program,\r\n\r\nThe
Allegro Fit Test Kit  includes a hood, two nebulizers, test solutions and instructions.  Testing with this kit is compliant with OSHA 1910.134 for disposable and reusable dust and mist respirators.\r\n\r\nHere is an instructional video training to use the Allegro Fit Test Kit.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNote that the kit only comes with the Sweet or Saccharin test solution.  You need to have at least  2 test solutions, so I recommend you also get the Bitrex (bitter) solution.   You will also want to order extra vials of the saccharin.\r\n\r\nThe 3M Training and Fit Test Kit is a much more comprehensive kit and comes packed in a durable case that contains all the testing equipment PLUS training materials including laminated cards for teaching employees how to properly wear and care for their equipment, as well as posters, videos and other materials.\r\n\r\nThere are detailed step by step instructions  for conducting the tests.\r\n\r\nThis particular kit really allows  you to perform a more comprehensive service to your employer clients, but once proficient can all be completed in a 10-15 minute visit with your MA,  nurse or tech.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAgain,  the kit only comes with the \"sweet\" Saccharin solution so you'll need to add at least one other - this is the bitter.\r\n

3M Fit Test Video

\r\n[embed]https://youtu.be/Syj_zeNtLGI[/embed]\r\n\r\nSo now you should be able to get started conducting respirator fit tests for your clients or go out and  get some new clients for your expanded services!\r\n\r\nAdditional Resources:\r\n\r\n\r\n

Types of Respirator Fit Testing

\r\n

There are basically two types of respirator fit tests: quantitative v qualitative

\r\n

Qualitative testing is the most commonly used and is a pass/fail test method that simply relies on the sense of taste or smell or reaction to an irritant in order to detect leakage into the respirator facepiece.

\r\n

The four qualitative test methods accepted by OSHA are:

\r\n\r\n\r\n

The types of respirators tested with the qualitative test are usually half-mask respirators - such as the very common \"N95s\" - as well as elastomeric respirators.

\r\n

Quantitative testing measures the actual amount of leakage through the respirator, requiring a machine, and does not rely upon sense of taste, smell, or irritation.

\r\n

There are three quantitative test methods accepted by OSHA:

\r\n\r\n\r\n

Quantitative testing can be used for any type of tight-fitting respirator.

\r\n\r\n

Fit Testing Kit

\r\nTo get started  with respirator fit testing, you need a fit testing kit.  We recommend  you start with qualitative testing and  only consider quantitative testing when requested by a reliable client contract that will cover the cost of the equipment, and then some.\r\n\r\nThere are two qualitative test kits we'll discuss here that  provide everything needed to launch your respirator fit test program,\r\n\r\nThe
Allegro Fit Test Kit  includes a hood, two nebulizers, test solutions and instructions.  Testing with this kit is compliant with OSHA 1910.134 for disposable and reusable dust and mist respirators.\r\n\r\nHere is an instructional video training to use the Allegro Fit Test Kit.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNote that the kit only comes with the Sweet or Saccharin test solution.  You need to have at least  2 test solutions, so I recommend you also get the Bitrex (bitter) solution.   You will also want to order extra vials of the saccharin.\r\n\r\nThe 3M Training and Fit Test Kit is a much more comprehensive kit and comes packed in a durable case that contains all the testing equipment PLUS training materials including laminated cards for teaching employees how to properly wear and care for their equipment, as well as posters, videos and other materials.\r\n\r\nThere are detailed step by step instructions  for conducting the tests.\r\n\r\nThis particular kit really allows  you to perform a more comprehensive service to your employer clients, but once proficient can all be completed in a 10-15 minute visit with your MA,  nurse or tech.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAgain,  the kit only comes with the \"sweet\" Saccharin solution so you'll need to add at least one other - this is the bitter.\r\n

3M Fit Test Video

\r\n[embed]https://youtu.be/Syj_zeNtLGI[/embed]\r\n\r\nSo now you should be able to get started conducting respirator fit tests for your clients or go out and  get some new clients for your expanded services!\r\n\r\nAdditional Resources:\r\n\r\n
How to Conduct a Respirator Fit Test

How to Conduct a Respirator Fit Test

Adding  respirator fit testing services to your practice is easy and complements your respiratory protection exams. What is required before using a respirator? Fit testing is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under OSHA 1910.134...