Respirator Physicals and Fit Tests
Respirator Fit Tests
Respirator physicals are often coupled with a respirator fit test. Respirator fit tests are required for all tight-fitting respirators, including both supplied-air respirators and air-purifying respirators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires fit testing before first use, if there are changes to use, and annual evaluations. There are two methods of fit testing: qualitative fit testing and quantitative fit testing. Qualitative fit testing is the most common method, but Concentra provides both methods of fit testing. On average, we provide more than 58,000 fit tests each year.