The Employer shall conduct fit testing using the following procedures. The requirements in the Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.134 (f) apply to all OSHA accepted fit test methods QLFT and QNFT.

Cantu Safety offers the QLFT- Qualitative Fit Test- means a pass/Fail fit test to assess the adequacy of respirator fit that relies on the individual’s response to the test agent.

NOTE: QNFT fit test upon request only.

Course Topics:

  • Prepare Test Solutions
  • Calibrate equipment
  • Perform test properly
  • The Bitrex (Denatonium benzoate) solution aerosol QLFT protocol.
  • Recognize invalid test
  • Ensure that test equipment is in proper working order

OSHA requires a fit test:

  • Before the first use of the respirator on the job
  • Whenever a different respirator face piece is used
  • At least annually after the first test
  • When the employee, the employees supervisor, a healthcare professional, or another observer notes physical changes that could affect respirator fit (e.g. Facial scarring, dental changes, cosmetic surgery, or an obvious change in body weight)

Reference: OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 (f)

Target audience: Employees who are required to use respirators before the employee uses a respirator in the workplace. The training must be comprehensive, and understandable.

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1-10

Pre Requisite: Employee must pass Medical Evaluation.

The fit test must use the same respirator make, model, style, and size the employee will use on the job.

Length: 10-20 MIN PER STUDENT.