ArkLaTex Safety Council offers Fit Tests for your employees. We have arrangements with a local clinic to perform the fit tests. We will arrange for the tests and bill you along with your training. The tests we provide are qualitative fit tests.
Qualitative fit testing is a pass/fail test method that uses the employee’s sense of taste or smell, or reaction to an irritant in order to detect leakage into the respirator face piece. Qualitative fit testing does not measure the actual amount of leakage. Whether the respirator passes or fails the test is based simply on detecting leakage of the test substance into the face piece. Testing is available for both half-masks and full masks.
Pulmonary Function Test (required for any mask) measures lung capacity, and includes the required OSHA Respiratory Questionnaire. Price $51.25
Qualitative Respirator Fit Test- Price $27.00
Each individual tested will receive a wallet card indicating the tests. The card is valid for one year.
NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, each person must bring his/her own mask for fit testing. The clinic DOES NOT provide masks for fit testing.