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The Case Against Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing

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Are you or your company currently using qualitative respirator fit testing (e.g., the procedure that relies on the ability of the test subject to sense saccharine exposure)? If so, how…

Respirator Fit Testing Mandate: Yea or Nay?

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Very few people like mandates, but there are many that make sense. For instance, restaurants are required to meet certain standards of cleanliness and sanitation to stay open and functioning.…
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The Real Problem With Mask Mandates

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Even N95 Masks Require Respirator Fit Testing With the rise of the omicron variant, many States and businesses are enforcing mask mandates. Whether or not you agree with these mandates,…

What is Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing?

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Quantitative respirator fit testing measures how much air leaks into any tight-fitting respirators. Each fit test is performed by using a machine that calculates measurements with one of two methods:…

How Viruses (like COVID-19) Can Affect Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing Results

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The Qualitative Respirator Fit Test is a method that relies on the ability of the test subject to detect a challenge agent such as Saccharin. It has been in use…

How N95 Masks Really Work

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There is a lot of misinformation about the way N95 respirators work and in fact what the designation actually means. In order to understand the  AAC/CPC method of fit testing,…

How Long the COVID Virus Can Live on Surfaces

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One of the many important things to know about the particular strain of coronavirus which is the etiological agent of the current pandemic is the length of time the virus…

The Difference Between CNC & CNP Fit Testing

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I understand that respirator fit testing is becoming more important all the time. It looks like there are two methods for performing quantitative fit testing, CNC and CNP. What's the…

How to Setup the AccuFIT9000 Fit Testing Machine

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Hi, I'm Wesley with Accutec-IHS. The AccuFIT9000 is a new instrument for performing respirator fit testing which depends on measuring the fit of a tight fitting respirator by comparing the…

How to Protect Against COVID Spread With Respirator Fit Testing

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Both CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) have now recognized the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak as being serious. One of the more concerning developments is the fact…

Respirator Fit Testing Methods: Controlled Negative Pressure (CNP) vs. Ambient Aerosol

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In summary, it can be demonstrated that the Ambient Aerosol method as used in the AccuFIT9000 is traceable to and compares extremely favorably to the proven “Gold Standard”.

The Optimal Environment for Respirator Fit Testing

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CPC-AAC fit testing measures the concentration of these particulates in the breathing zone while the test subject is performing a series of exercises designed to stress or breach the seal…

What OSHA Says About Respirator Fit Testing

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The AccuFIT9000 has been designed to meet the requirements of the Condensation Nuclei Counting Fit Test protocol as described in 29 CFR 1910.134

Cost Savings with AccuFIT 9000

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Because the official protocol required to perform a legally-valid qualitative (i.e., Saccharine or irritant-smoke) fit test is time-consuming and labor-intensive many practitioners omit required steps in order to simply get…

Accutec-IHS and Customer Service

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We make it very easy for the customer to contact AccuTec. We employ a toll-free number (800-896-6959) which goes to a technically competent person, a dynamically monitored “inbox” for email,…

Why Annual Respirator Fit Testing is Necessary

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We have seen numerous examples of respirators that do not fit the subject when they are fit-tested the following year. Primarily these are the N95-type filtering facepieces, but we have…

Latest Advances in Respirator Fit Testing: Is Your Current Method Outdated?

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The next time one of your co-workers complains about the respirator fit test he or she is scheduled to undergo, show them the YouTube video below, which shows how fit…