N95 Respirator Mask Fit Test Program

Get Respirator Mask Fit Tested that meets OHSA Regulations

Session Overview
What is a Respirator Mask Fit Test?
First of all, masks or respirators that require fit testing include N95, half-face respirators and KN95 masks. A respirator mask fit test is done to ensure the mask is properly fitted to a person’s face type to provide the safest protection. A successful fit test certifies the mask’s seal to a person’s face is working properly to maximize the benefits of the mask.  There are 2 types of mask fit tests that can done, known as a Qualitative test or a Quantitative test.

There is a growing need for mask respiratory protection in many industries. Our clients include dental practises, personal support workers (PSW), long-term care facilities, manufacturing, food services, construction, logistics and distribution, and even golf courses to name a few.  When N95 or a half-face (P100) respirator mask are used at the workplace, mask fit testing is mandatory as it is a health and safety regulatory requirement.  SOS First Aid provides a flexible and cost-effective N95 mask, P100 respirator mask, and approved KN95 mask fit services to support your need.

We offer Qualitative mask fit testing (QFLT) both at your location and pre-scheduled public  individual mask fit sessions.

Coverage Area: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Orangeville, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Kitchener/Waterloo, Brantford, Cambridge, St Catherines, Welland, Niagara Falls

Our mask fit testing program offers QLFT based on Occupational Health and Safety (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 masks, we also mask fit test approved KN95 and P100 half face masks. Please note that Respirator Mask Fit Certification is specific to the make and model of the mask.

Why is Mark Fit Testing Required?  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. If an N95 mask is used at home or for personal use, fit testing is not required.

Our 3M certified mask fit instructors have mask fit tested tens of thousands participants in southwestern Ontario.

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

Should you have difficulty locating masks for you business or clinicals, please contact us as we may be able able to assist you.

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. NIOSH 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 particulates need respirator mask fit testing with an appropriate N95 mask every two years. Mask fit testing needs to be a 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 Details ** Masks are NOT Provided

  • Location:  Client Location (Greater Toronto Area, Greater Hamilton Area, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph regions)
  • Participants: Minimum of 6 person fee applies per onsite session.  No maximum for daily sessions.
  • Mask Types: N95, Half Face respirators, KN95
  • Duration: 1 hour group sessions (up to 7 participants per session).
  • Minimum Onsite Fee will apply: covers up to 6 mask fits
  • Over 6 participants: starts at $40.00/mask fit (plus HST) depending on your location
  • Certification: 2-year certification
  • Date:  CONTACT US for more details and to reserve your session(s)

Individual Mask Fit Session Details ** Mask is NOT Provided – bring your own mask to be fit. If you have difficulty locating a mask, please contact us as we may be able to assist you.

Event Venue Start Date End Date
Individual Mask Fit Session (Mississauga) Living Arts Centre-BMO Room, Mississauga February 14, 2021 9:00 am - February 14, 2021 - 10:00 am Register
Individual Mask Fit Session (Mississauga) Living Arts Centre-BMO Room, Mississauga February 14, 2021 10:00 am - February 14, 2021 - 11:00 am Register
Individual Mask Fit Session (Hamilton/Stoney Creek) SOS First Aid, Stoney Creek/Hamilton February 18, 2021 6:00 pm - February 18, 2021 - 6:45 pm Register
Individual Mask Fit Session (Mississauga) Living Arts Centre-BMO Room, Mississauga February 28, 2021 9:00 am - February 28, 2021 - 10:00 am Register