N95 Mask Fit Testing in Durham Region: Protecting Your Workforce

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In today’s challenging times, ensuring the safety of your workforce is paramount. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a renewed focus on respiratory protection, particularly the use of N95 masks. With these masks coming in a variety of shapes and sizes, the importance of N95 mask fit testing cannot be overstated. In Durham Region, we at canaPHEM are dedicated to providing comprehensive N95 mask fit testing services to help you select the right mask and ensure a secure seal for optimal protection.

Quantitative Mask Fit Testing: A Step Above

At canaPHEM, we prioritize the safety of our clients and their employees. That’s why we conduct quantitative mask fit testing, a method known for its accuracy and reliability. Quantitative testing is a step above its qualitative counterpart, offering precise measurements of air leakage from the N95 mask. Here’s what you need to know:

How to Prepare for Your Test

Before coming in for your N95 mask fit test, there are a few important steps to follow:

  • Shave: You must be clean-shaven to ensure a proper seal.
    Avoid Consumables: Refrain from eating, smoking, vaping, or consuming caffeine at least two hours before your appointment.

Test Duration

The test itself typically takes about 30 minutes for one or two masks. Each appointment slot is booked for 30 minutes. If you need testing for more than two masks or require extra time, additional charges may apply.

Testing Performed On-Site

Our services are designed with your convenience in mind. We provide on-site N95 Quantitative Mask Fit Testing in Durham Region, allowing your team to be tested at your location.

To schedule your appointment, you can schedule an appointment at our website, and a member of our canaPHEM team will reach out to you within 24 business hours. Alternatively, you can call our office during our business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM to for more information.

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Mask Fit Testing

It’s important to understand the difference between quantitative and qualitative mask fit testing. Here’s a brief comparison:

Quantitative Mask Fit Testing

  • Objective: Quantitative testing provides an objective measurement of air leakage.
    Precise Measurement: It quantifies the exact amount of air leaking from the N95 mask.
    Machine-Assisted: A machine measures the number of particles in the ambient air and inside the mask, ensuring accurate results.
    canaPHEM’s Choice: At canaPHEM, we use the PortaCount machine to perform quantitative testing.

Qualitative Mask Fit Testing

  • Subjective: Qualitative testing relies on the participant’s sense of taste and smell to detect air leakage in the respirator.
    Chemical Sensing: A hood is placed over the participant’s head, and a bitter or sweet chemical is sprayed inside. If the participant can taste or smell the chemical, the N95 mask fails the test.

The choice between quantitative and qualitative testing is clear – quantitative testing provides more reliable and accurate results, which is why it’s our preferred method at canaPHEM.

Don’t compromise on the safety and well-being of your employees. Book your N95 mask fit testing with canaPHEM in Durham Region today, and rest assured that you’re providing the highest level of protection against airborne hazards. Your team’s health is our priority.

Contact canaPHEM

  • Phone: 1-905-493-7436
    Location: Whitby, Ontario (Durham Region)

Protect your workforce with precision and confidence. Choose canaPHEM for N95 mask fit testing in the Durham Region.