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What is a Qualitative Fit Test
for N95 Respirators?
In these troubling times, one of the most effective methods we have to “flatten the curve” is proper respiratory protection. Although many methods are currently being deployed to create effective respiratory protectors, there is no replacement for a certified N95 respirator or better.
N95 Respirator- Defined
An N95 respirator is defined as a NIOSH certified respiratory protection device that filters 95% of particulate matter but does not guard against oils.
Along with this N95 respirator comes a responsibility to ensure proper fit testing is performed. N95 Fit testing is essential because it measures the ability of the respiratory equipment to prevent contaminants or dangerous inhalants from entering into an individual’s airways. However, this can be a complicated process, so it is best to look at the relevant factors concerning respiratory equipment qualitative fit testing.
Qualitative vs Quantitative
There are three general categories for engineered hardwood flooring, which we will distinguish in a moment. Before that, however, we must identify the difference between engineered and typical hardwood.
As you might expect, engineered hardwood involves using multiple types of wood or wood products to create flooring planks. Conversely, solid hardwood is just planks of wood sawn and cut from a tree’s trunk. Now, let’s look at the three types of engineered products available.
Options for Respirator Fit Testing
N95 masks are an ideal choice for those who don’t wish to repeatedly don the same respirator, but they are currently in high demand and may not be readily available. If respiratory equipment is required for work being performed, it is better to upgrade then downgrade. This means switching to a half-face or full-face respirator.
While these respirators are used repeatedly, they are also made out of materials that reduce the ability of bacteria to collect on their surfaces. Often, these materials include silicone which is beneficial for its relative ease of maintenance and cleaning. Furthermore, the actual filters on half or full-face respirators can be changed regularly meaning their longevity is further increased.
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