Jorgensen Fit Testing Services:
According to safety regulations Fit Testing must be performed initially before employees start working in hazardous environments or for employees who are required to wear a N95 respirator within the medical and education fields. It is also required that employees be fit tested annually to stay in compliance with regulations. Not only does fit testing keep your company in compliance but it ensures that your employees are safe from any airborne containments that can cause injury or sickness.
What is Fit Testing?
Fit Testing is a type of testing that ensures that a respirator your employee is using is safe and free for any type of leaks or defects. All testing meets CDC regulations for safety.
Jorgensen provide two types of on-site fit testing – qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative Fit Testing is used for N95 masks and some half mask respirators. This type of fit testing uses a non-toxic and odorless smoke to ensure that the mask or respirator is fitting correctly.
Additional Fit Testing Requirements:
Before fit testing can be done it is highly recommended that your company have a respiratory program in place. This is typically found in your companies IIPP (injury, illness and prevention program).
In addition, before a person can be tested, they must be clean shaven and must undergo a medical evaluation to verify that they are able to wear a respirator.
Sending your employees to a clinic or doctor to get medically evaluated can take time. Precious work hours away from your company.
The 3M is:
· a web-based interactive questionnaire, which gives you immediate notification of the medical evaluation results.
· Evaluations can be taken 24 hours/day 7 days/week from any computer with internet access.
· The expanded OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire incorporates work conditions and respirator and other types.
· Board Certified occupational medicine physicians complete the reviews and, when necessary, make recommendations for medical follow-up.
Jorgensen is an authorized 3M distributor and provides a full line of respirators with half- or full-facepiece options to help protect against both particulates and/or gases and vapors. Our respirators are in stock and available for same day pickup!
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Is Your Workplace as Safe as it Could be?
Everyone deserves a safe working environment, which is why health and safety procedures are an integral part of any business. These procedures ensure that day to day life at work runs smoothly for employees whether the workplace is in an office or on a building site. So, life critical safety products provider Reece Safety has found eight health and safety essentials that every workplace must have in place.
By law, all businesses must conduct risk assessments where there are potential hazards within the workplace. All hazards must be identified with a plan of action starting with the most important risks first. Often, risk assessments can lead to the improvement of a business through finding long-term solutions to issues that pose the most risk to staff health, such as preventing falls or slips.
Did you know: 1/4 of workplace accidents involve hands and fingers and that wearing gloves reduces the risk of injury by 60%? Proper use of hand protection can save companies money and save workers from physical and financial hardship. Contact Jorgensen today to find the best and most cost effective hand protection for your organization.
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Air-purifying respirators (APRs) work by removing gases, vapors, aerosols (droplets and solid particles), or a combination of contaminants from the air through the use of filters, cartridges, or canisters. These respirators do not supply oxygen and therefore cannot be used in an atmosphere that is oxygen-deficient or immediately dangerous to life or health. The appropriate respirator for a particular situation will depend on the environmental contaminant(s).
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The aim of the bump test is to make sure a gas monitor is working at its optimum by briefly exposing the unit to a known concentration of the target gas. The reading is compared to the actual quantity of gas present, as stated on the test gas cylinder, and if the detector goes into alarm within an acceptable range of the actual concentration, usually within 10%, then it is working safely. If the bump test results are not within the acceptable range, or it takes more than 30-40 seconds to alarm, the gas detector must not be used until a full calibration has been conducted.
Please remember, however frequently you bump test, this does not remove the need to have gas detectors inspected, calibrated and serviced periodically by a competent individual. Contact Jorgensen today to get more information about how we can provide for your calibration and testing needs.
Jorgensen has partnered with 3M to have available to stock of TR-300+ Series PAPRs.At this time, we are proud to announce that we expect to deliver TR-300+ PAPRs and relevant components at significantly increased capacitylevels within standard, five to seven day lead times. Over the course of this pandemic, situations have been known to change rapidly and may do so again. Now is the time to engage with your Jorgensen Representative. Call us today at 1.800.481-3473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In many of today’s workplace environments, a respirator and a proper respirator fit test are critical components of employee respiratory protection.
Fire service and law enforcement employees, as well as industrial companies and healthcare professionals have come to depend on properly fitting respirators for protection from respiratory hazards, such as chemical and environmental hazards, as well as airborne biohazards.
When implemented correctly, a respirator fit testing program can help ensure that the highest respiratory protection levels are achieved through a properly sized and donned respirator.
PortaCount® respirator fit testing equipment measures real-time fit while the user simultaneously performs a series of moving, breathing and talking exercises designed to simulate the same movements made in the field. With step-by-step guidance, the instrument walks you through the fit test.
Once the fit test is complete, it is easy to generate reports. The test results load into a database for retrieval and regulatory compliance.
From quantitative fit testing equipment to mask integrity testing equipment, TSI helps you comply with regulated standards to ensure your workers’ respiratory safety.
Passing a real-time quantitative respirator fit test proves that the face piece is sized and donned correctly, as well as provides for valuable opportunity for training. The PortaCount Respirator Fit Tester can test all types of respirators, including N95 filtering face piece respirators.
Testing mask integrity helps identify leaks and ensure the proper functioning of a face piece. The Mask Integrity Test Accessory (MITA), in tandem with the PortaCount Respirator Fit Tester, tests full-face respirators and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) gas masks.
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In most cases, Moldex half mask N95 respirators (disposable or reusable) may be used, in conjunction with the other elements of a comprehensive compliance program. Learn more and request samples of Moldex products at the link below. Qualified end users can try Moldex products for free! Please also see CAL/OSHA RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA STANDARD FOR CONSTRUCTION. Employer obligations under the new Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for construction, found in Title 8, section 1532.3 of the California Code of Regulations, were scheduled to commence on June 23, 2017.
However, Cal/OSHA will not enforce those obligations until September 23, 2017. This synchronizes with federal OSHA’s plan to delay enforcement of their corresponding standard. In contrast, unlike federal OSHA, Cal/OSHA’s new permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica of 0.05 milligrams per cubic meter (0.05 mg/M3), found in Title 8 section 5155, Table AC-1, already went into effect on October 17, 2016. In addition, employers must continue to meet the requirements of Title 8 section 1530.1 to control employee exposures to dust created by operations conducted on concrete or masonry materials. Per Title 8 section 5204, all employer obligations, except as otherwise stated in the standard, commence on June 23, 2018