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PortaCount Real-Time | Using Real-Time FitCheck® Mode

See how the PortaCount® Respirator Fit Tester’s Real-Time FitCheck® Mode helps users achieve a better respirator fit quickly. FitCheck® Mode provides real-time data to assist with selecting the right respirators, improving staff training and troubleshooting failed fit tests.

Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing

What is a respirator fit test? And how does fit testing allow us to know if respirators will protect staff? This video covers these basic questions, the primary methods accepted for use by OSHA and gives an overview using quantitative methods with the PortaCount® Respirator Fit Tester.

RPE fit testing - testing respiratory protection masks for a proper fit

No two heads are alike. That's why it's important to have expert advice on choosing the right respirator or mask to keep each wearer safe. Just because a mask perfectly fits one wearer, doesn't mean it will be the right choice for another wearer whose face is a different size and shape.

Common Respiratory Product Safety Questions

Is there a respirator mask for beard?

No there are no masks for beard, because with facial hair the mask can not fit tight enough. In particular, full beards are a definite “no go” for respiratory protection. But even a one-, two- or three-day beard causes problems: the shorter the stubble, the more it pushes the sealing contour of the mask away from your skin and therfore decreases the protection of the mask.

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