fit testing

New ISO Standards for Mask Fit Testing

  In March 2018, after a five-year process involving more than 60 countries, a brand new international safety and occupational health standard, ISO, was published. The standard works to set a new...
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Real-world Problems with Mask Fit Testing

Work is dangerous, and industrial hygienists know that danger is not a finite resource—it has to be stamped out wherever it’s found. When workers are protected and respirators fit correctly, your...
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A Sound Level Meter with Calibrator

Each time you use your sound level meter, it should be calibrated using an acoustic calibrator. This can help you ensure that your instrument is measuring correctly and that you are complying with...
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Fit-Testing Definitions - Everything That You Need to Know

Fit-testing has changed over the years. For a while, there was only one accepted technology and method for testing the fit of masks. Those processes have changed (for the better) as we provide an...
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What Do You Need To Measure For Your Work's Noise Regulations?

When making measurements to estimate the noise exposure of a person at work, you need to ascertain the equivalent continuous A-weighted sound pressure level (LAeq) that represents the noise the...
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Fit Test Productivity Breakdown

If your organization is like most, you rarely conduct a one-off fit test. Instead, you block out several days/weeks out of the year to test every respirator, every required employee in your organization. Efficient testing is...
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OSHA - Jun 18, 2018

We're Here to Help - Because YOU Protect Us

Here at OHD, we strive to provide exceptional customer service for you and your employees. Whether it be fit testing, noise monitoring programs or any of our other safety products, we have deemed it our goal to inform, guide and...
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Quantifit - May 30, 2018

Fit Testing: A Complete Return on Investment Breakdown

It is respirator fit-testing season. You have only a few days to test several hundred employees and their equipment. You are pulling essential personnel out of the field and inefficiencies in your testing process are...
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Training - May 14, 2018

Breath Alcohol Technician Training

Anyone performing a US Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated breath alcohol test must be trained as a Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) and individuals performing non-DOT regulated testing are encouraged to do the same....
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Quantifit - May 8, 2018

Volcano on Hawaii Erupts with Life-Threatening Gases

You never know where you might be and what you might be doing when you need a tight fitting mask that has a proper seal. That is where the people on the Island of Hawaii found themselves last Friday when the Kilauea volcano...
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