N95 Respirator Mask Fit Test Program

Get Respirator Mask Fit Tested that meets OHSA Regulations

Session Overview

As many organizations prepare to re-open their operation and college / university students prepare for school or enter the workforce, there is a growing need for the N95 mask respiratory protection. When N95 masks are used at long-term care facilities and medical and dental offices, mask fit testing is a health and safety regulatory requirement.  SOS First Aid provides cost-effective respirator N95, KN95 and half face mask fit testing certification services to support this need.

We offer respirator mask fit test services at your offices, colleges and at our locations.

Coverage Area: West Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Cambridge, Brantford, St Catherines.

Our N95 Mask Fit Testing program offers Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing (QLFT) based on OHSA regulations.  This PPE program meets the requirement for respirator fit testing based on the current Canadian CSA-Z94 standard (use and care of respirators).  In addition to N95 mask, we also fit test other masks such as approved KN95 and P100 half face masks.

Why is Fit Testing Required…besides the safety aspect:  If an N95 mask is used at a place of work, it MUST follow OHSA regulations CAN/CSA Z94.4-18 standard and all wearers MUST be fit tested.  It is also regulated that an N95 mask only to be used with one patient.  It must be discarded between patients.  Only if this mask is used at home or for personal use, fit testing is not required.

Our 3M certified respiratory specialists have mask fitted tens of thousands participants in south western Ontario.

Please note, participants are required to BRING YOUR OWN approved masks to our sessions.

Should you have difficulty in locating masks, we may be able to direct you to suppliers that are currently shipping product. Respirator Mask Fit Certification is specific to the make and model of the N95 mask.

For a list of the CDC NIOSH-Approved N95 Masks/Respirators CLICK HERE.

What is NIOSH?

NIOSH stands for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. It is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.

What are CAN/CSA Standards?

  • Keeps all Canadian workers who are subject to respiratory hazards safe.
  • Sets out the requirements for the selection, use and care of respirators as well as the administration of effective respiratory protection programs in the workplace.
  • Reviewed and updated every 5 years.
  • Based on and testing requirements are developed by NIOSH. Any special criteria specific to firefighting applications is based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard.

NOTE: Participants with heart conditions, anxiety, asthma, and respiratory conditions may not be able to be properly fit tested. While at work, participants are often required to wear their mask for long periods of time. These conditions could also affect the fit test.  Please inform your SOS First Aid respiratory specialist if any of the participants have the above listed conditions and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Session Details and Participant Expectations
  • Employers requiring employees to protect themselves from hazardous airborne particulate need respirator mask fit testing with an appropriate N95 mask every two years. Mask Fit is part of the companies Respiratory Protection Program.
  • Necessary paperwork, discuss and/or perform inspection, limitations, proper donning, seal check, doffing and disposal, certification.
  • N95 masks filter out 95% of airborne particulate from .3 microns to 5 microns in size.

Group Mask Fit Session Details ** Masks are NOT Provided

  • Location:  Client Location (coverage from Toronto West to St Catherines)
  • Participants: Minimum of 6 person fee applies per onsite session.  No maximum for daily sessions.
  • Duration: Approx. 45 min sessions (groups of up to 7 participants).
  • Minimum Onsite Fee will apply: covers up to 6 participants
  • Over 6 participants: $40.00/person (plus HST)
  • Certification: 2-year certification
  • Date:  CONTACT US for more details and to reserve your session(s)

Individual Mask Fit Session Details ** Mask NOT Provided – bring your own mask to be fit

 

Event Venue Start Date End Date
Individual Mask Fit Session (Hamilton/Stoney Creek) SOS First Aid August 13, 2020 6:00 pm - August 13, 2020 - 6:45 pm Sold Out
Individual Mask Fit Session (Hamilton/Stoney Creek) SOS First Aid August 13, 2020 6:45 pm - August 13, 2020 - 7:30 pm Register
Individual Mask Fit Session (Hamilton/Stoney Creek) SOS First Aid August 13, 2020 7:30 pm - August 13, 2020 - 8:15 pm Register
Individual Mask Fit Session (Hamilton/Stoney Creek) SOS First Aid August 20, 2020 6:00 pm - August 20, 2020 - 6:45 pm Register
Individual Mask Fit Session (Hamilton/Stoney Creek) SOS First Aid August 20, 2020 6:45 pm - August 20, 2020 - 7:30 pm Register
Individual Mask Fit Session (Hamilton/Stoney Creek) SOS First Aid August 27, 2020 6:00 pm - August 27, 2020 - 6:45 pm Register