Respiratory Testing & Compliance
A basic tenant of the OSHA protocol for respirator protection states that if the workplace involves exposure to hazardous
dust, liquid, gas, fumes or others, then personal protective equipment is required. When this includes any sort of respiratory
protection, then OSHA protocol not only requires medical certification, but also requires that the employee receives a respirator fit test
with the actual respiratory protective equipment they will be using in the workplace.
An essential part of a respiratory program includes having a respirator questionnaire reviewed by a physician. In some cases, this
questionnaire could result in the employee being called in for a physical exam which usually includes a pulmonary function test. On rare occasions for special certifications, OSHA protocol could require chest x-rays or treadmill tests. Physicians make their decisions based on these pre-determined protocols mandated by state and federal guidelines.
We work with companies on a daily basis providing OSHA respirator certification, respirator physicals and respirator fit tests.
- Chext x-rays.
- Pulmonary function tests (PFT).
- Respirator physicals.
- Respirator qualitative fit tests ( "fit test ").
- Respiratory questionnaire reviews (PDF 52KB).
- Treadmill testing.
OSHA Respirator Questionnaire (English)
OSHA Respirator Questionnaire (En Español)
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