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Fit Testing


Qualitative respirator fit testing

Sonic Onsite Services Inc also provides qualitative methods such as Saccharin and Bitrex fit testing. The test consists of using irritant smoke, or sweet a sweet tasting mist to determine if the employee can taste the solution through the mask. If the subject can smell or taste the solution, its determined the mask has an incorrect fit and needs to be adjusted. This type of practice is not as common as our quantitative which is highly recommended over qualitative testing.

Quantitative respirator fit testing

Using our TSI portacount unit ensures the employee has a perfect fit. By purging the mask, the machine is able to determine if the mask has any leaks, therefore ensuring the perfect fit. Our qualified technicians demonstrate the proper use of the mask, how to clean the mask and to educate the employee on the hazards they will be working with.

Sonic Onsite Services TSI PortaCount Respirator Fit Testers are designed to fit test all types of respirators and masks, including an N95 respirator. The PortaCount Pro+ Respirator Fit Tester is the only instrument with built-in N95 technology to perform a quantitative fit test on an N95 respirator. The PortaCount Respirator Testers are OSHA-compliant for all respirators.

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Testimonials

“..Sonic onsite testing came out to our facility on short notice with a smile and a more than positive attitude! He was more than happy to educate our workers on the proper use of hearing protection using audiometric testing and took the time to explain his process to staff. Mike’s knowledge of spirometry, fit testing and the ability to match these services to our needs was an exceptional help to boost the ongoing growth of our Safety Program. It was a pleasure doing onsite testing with Sonic OnSite Services and will encourage colleagues to do the same! Thanks [Sonic]”.

Diahann Potrebenko | HSE Manager


Occupational Safety Blog

hearing protection article

Industrial hearing protection among people in the construction industry

Hearing loss amongst workers in the construction industry is quite common and preventable with proper hearing protection such as a DB blocker. It is not at all a surprise that construction industry professionals run the risk of greater hearing loss than most. When you take into consideration the amount of noise produced from machinery such as jackhammers exceeding 120 decibels, a worker can find themselves in an enivronment comparable to a rock concert. Constant exposure to loud noise without adequate hearing protection such as a DB blocker over the span of many months and years contributes to noise-induced hearing loss.

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Spirometry - New respiratory guidance documents

OSHA and NIOSH have created two guidance documents, one for workers and one for employers, showing how the use of spirometry testing will reduce and prevent workers' exposure to respiratory hazards. Spirometry is a common pulmonary function test that measures how well a person moves air in and out of the lungs. To catch changes of problems in lung function, spirometry is the industry standard testing method. Inhaling some types of dusts, gases, or other air contaminants can damage lungs. The spirometry test may detect breathing problems or significant changes in a worker's lung function at an early stage.

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