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Mar 3, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection. This includes the use of respiratory protection.

Preventive measures for protecting workers from exposure depends on the type of work performed and knowledge of the exposure risk. The adaptation of infection control strategies have become necessary for implementing infection prevention and control measures, including engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Respirators (N95), as a form of PPE, offer respiratory protection and help to prevent workers from exposure to this new disease.

Occuhealth’s Respiratory (P2/N95 mask) Fit testing assesses whether respirators form an adequate seal around the face and checks if the wearer is receiving sufficient protection against dust, mists, fumes, gases, vapors and biological contaminates. Inhalation is the most frequent means by which dangerous substances enter the body and without this fit testing there is no assurance that effective control has been achieved.

The Respiratory fit test includes individual one-on-one training on the correct fitting, maintenance, inspection and storage requirements in accordance with the manufacturer instructions.

The Portacount respiratory fit testing system is the most widely used quantitative respirator fit testing method. Occuhealth performs respirator fit testing in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 1715, guidelines provided by OSHA Standard 1910.134 (USA) and recommended fit test methods outlined by the Portacount manufacturer.

Respiratory protective equipment can be the lifeblood of your tool kit, protecting you from a host of respiratory ailments and diseases. Call us today to book your appointment on (08) 9537 5700, we are located in Mandurah, Belmont and via our mobile services.

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