Respirator Fit testing for healthcare workers
Respirators are designed to help reduce the wearer’s respiratory exposure to airborne contaminants. This includes COVID 19 in certain healthcare applications.
For COVID-19 the use of P2/N95 masks should be reserved for aerosol generating Procedures (AGPs) or where the risk assessment places the patient in airborne precautions.
When there is a high probability of aerosol transmission due to the infectious agent or procedure e.g. bronchoscopy, sound scientific principles support the use of a P2 mask to prevent transmission. This is in addition to the precautions already applied for COVID-19 including contact and droplet precautions with the addition of airborne for aerosol generating procedures (AGPs), hand hygiene and environmental cleaning (including shared equipment).
OHMS Hygiene Respiratory (P2/N95 mask) Fit testing assesses whether respirators form an adequate seal around the face and checks if the wearer is receiving sufficient protection against biological contaminates.
OHMS Hygiene conducts fit testing in line with AS 1715 (2009) which stipulates
- that individuals are trained in using RPE;
- what needs to be provided in the training;
- fit testing;
- individuals being clean shaven.
OHMS Hygiene can train and fit test your workers either on site or in house in the OHMS Hygiene offices located at West Perth. To obtain a quote for on site fit testing, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are based in NSW, please contact our Sydney office on email@example.com
To make a fit test booking in West Perth, click the link below. Any further enquiries or questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a fit test booking in Sydney, click the email link below:
Important Note: with respect to COVID 19, the CDC advise that If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a respirator unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a respirator). Respirators may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.