Quantitative Fit Testing
Quantitative Fit Testing with METI is a vital component to an effective respiratory protection program.
METI can help your workforce by providing you with accurate and efficient quantitative testing protocols and procedures, adhering to CSA standard Z94.4 Selection, Use and Care of Respirators.
Benefits to Quantitative Fit Testing at METI
A respirator can’t protect you if it doesn’t fit your face. It’s that simple. Certain respirators, known as tight-fitting respirators, must form a tight seal with your face or neck to work properly. If your respirator doesn’t fit your face properly, contaminated air can leak into your respirator facepiece, and you could breathe in hazardous substances. So before you wear a tight-fitting respirator at work, your employer must be sure that your respirator fits you. Your employer does this by performing a fit test on you while you wear the same make, model, and size of respirator that you will be using on the job. That way, you know that your respirator fits you properly and can protect you, as long as you use it correctly.
Quantitative fit testing uses a machine to measure the actual amount of leakage into the facepiece and does not rely upon your sense of taste, smell, or irritation in order to detect leakage. The respirators used during this type of fit testing will have a probe attached to the facepiece that will be connected to the machine by a hose.
Our Quantitative Fit Testing provides you with:
To find out more please contact us by phone at 902-539-9766, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by our Sydney Office.