Project Description

Maskfit Testing

Brampton First Aid CPR will be providing a Qualitative Mask Fit test for individuals and groups. Our qualitative test will be conducted according to the CSA Z94-4 standards.

Our Qualitative Fit Testing (QFLT) sessions are based on Occupational Health and Safety (OHSA) regulations.  This respiratory fit mask testing certification meets the requirement for mask fit testing under the Canadian CSA-Z94 standard (use and care of respirators)

QLFT is pass/fail and relies on the user’s senses using one of four OSHA-accepted test agents, of which we uses two of the four:

  • Saccharin (sweet taste); can test respirators with a particulate filter of any class.
  • Bitrex® (bitter taste); can also test respirators with particulate filters of any class.

Preparation for N-95 Mask Fit test:

  1. Men must be clean-shaven (review the CDC facial surface guidelines). Please consult with your employer or school board if you are unable to shave due to religious reasons.
  1. Do not eat, drink any liquids (except for water), smoke, or chew gum at least 15 minutes before the mask fit test. This will better ensure an accurate and successful mask fit test.
  1. Complete the Maskfit Screening form. Please bring the completed Maskfit screening form with you to your session and review our COVID-19 Protocols.
  2. Please be on time for your scheduled appointment, or you may be refused entry.
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