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COVID-19 - Be Prepared in Less Time Webinar Recording is Now AvailableDate: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 - Be Prepared in Less Time Webinar Recording is Now Available 

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News release: U.S. Department of Labor Approves New Respirator Fit Testing Protocols to Protect Workers from Airborne Contaminants is available on this link.

 

 For more information on below Table A-2 go to this link Appendix A of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard

TABLE A–2— MODIFIED AMBIENT AEROSAL CNC QUANTITATIVE FIT TESTING PROTOCOL FOR FILTERING FACEPIECE RESPIRATORS

Exercises1 Exercise
procedure
Measurement
procedure
Bending Over ........... The test subject shall bend at the waist, as if going to touch his/her toes for 50 seconds and inhale 2 times at the bottom2. A 20 second ambient sample, followed by a 30 second mask sample.
Talking ...................... The test subject shall talk out loud slowly and loud enough so as to be heard clearly by the test conductor for 30 seconds. He/she will either read from a prepared text such as the Rainbow Passage, count backward from 100, or recite a memorized poem or song. A 30 second mask sample.
Head Side-to-Side .... The test subject shall stand in place, slowly turning his/her head from side to side for 30 seconds and inhale 2 times at each extreme2. A 30 second mask sample.
Head Up-and-Down The test subject shall stand in place, slowly moving his/her head up and down for 39 seconds and inhale 2 times at each extreme2. A 30 second mask sample followed by a 9 second ambient sample.

1Exercises are listed in the order in which they are to be administered.
2It is optional for test subjects to take additional breaths at other times during this exercise.

 

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