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A Properly Fitted Respirator Protects Workers From Airborne Hazards, And Is Mandated By OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards 

Yellowknife Consulting Services evaluations and fit testing supports the goal of a Respiratory Protection Program – ensuring the health and safety of workers. Prior to every fit test, Yellowknife ensures workers are medically cleared to wear the designated respirator.
Once a worker is medically cleared, our fit testers ensure that the respirator fits the worker’s facial configuration and forms a tight seal, protecting them from airborne hazards.
We test every respirator brand and mask type including half and full face masks and even SCBA giving you the peace of mind that comes with strict compliance.

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An OSHA-compliant Respirator Protection Program must identify a dedicated, knowledgeable administrator and also explain the following processes:

  • Selection of respirators for workplace use

  • Medical evaluations of employees required to use respirators

  • Respirator fit testing for tight-fitting respirators

  • Proper use of respirators in routine and emergency situations

  • Respirator cleaning, disinfection, storage, inspection, repair and disposal

  • Provisions for adequate air quality, quantity, and flow of breathing air for atmosphere-supplying respirators

  • Training employees to handle potential exposure to respiratory hazards during routine and emergency situations

  • Training employees to properly don and remove respirators and to understand mask limitations 

  • Regular evaluation of program  effectiveness. In addition to regular program evaluation, employers must update the program’s written procedures whenever any changes in workplace conditions affect respirator use.

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