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Respirator Fit Testing

​Respirator Fit Testing

Nipissing University prefers that the elimination or reduction of respiratory hazards be done through substitution or the use of engineering controls.  However, there may be instances where the use of appropriate respiratory protection is required for work which involves exposure to potentially hazardous environment, such as airborne contaminants (dust, fume, mists, gases, vapours, aerosols, airborne pathogens or oxygen-deficiency). 

Nipissing University recognizes its responsibility to protect employees/ students/ volunteers and contractors from exposures to potentially hazardous environments by providing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), respirator fit testing and training on the use of respirators.

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard Z94.4-02 (Selection, Use and Care of Respirators) requires a written respiratory protection program to be in place where protection is used to protect workers from inhaling hazardous atmospheres.  

For more information on Respirator Fit Testing refer to the Respirator Fit Testing FAQ​ page​.

If you​ feel that you require respirator fit testing, please contact your supervisor and/or Environmental Health and Safety to discuss your needs.  Once your needs have been evaluated and you have been approved for respirator fit testing you will need to make an appointment with the Laboratory Safety Coordinator.

Prior to your respirator fit test be sure to review the following documents:

  1. Nipissing University N95 Respiratory Program and Procedure​
  2. Fact sheet for N95 Respirator Users​

You will also need to fill out one of the following forms and bring it with you to the respirator fit test:

Respirator Fit Test Record (fillable)

Respirator Fit Test Record​ (static)

Note:  If the forms won't open in the browser, please right-click and save to your hard drive.


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