Clearing the Air...
How do you make sure your people are truly protected against respiratory hazards in the workplace?
Respirators are the last line of defense between workers and harmful air contaminants, irritants and other workplace respiratory hazards, but simply wearing a respirator isn't enough. If respirators don’t fit properly, they provide little or no protection for workers. That’s why regulations like OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard require employers to perform and document fit tests for every worker who wears a respirator, and for every covered respirator type used in your workplace to make sure workers are protected to the highest possible degree.
Adding to this challenge is the fact that respiratory hazards are unique to every workplace. Depending on the work tasks performed, the respiratory hazards present workers are exposed to, the types of respirators in-use and the respiratory protection requirements that apply at each of your work sites, you may need to perform multiple tests on individual workers using multiple RFT protocols to ensure compliance. From there, you need to document your test results, schedule subsequent tests, and keep detailed information about who is using what type(s) of respirators and where. The more workers who use respirators and the greater the distribution of your work sites, the more difficult this challenge becomes.
So, how do you make sure that you’re choosing the right protocols for each respirator type used, and that tests are accurate, consistent, on-time and in-compliance?
The Simple Solution
The VelocityEHS Respirator Fit Test solution standardizes scheduling, documentation and follow up for all of your RFT activities through a single, easy-to-use software platform. You can quickly document which workers use each respirator type, schedule and assign fit tests, select from pre-loaded test protocols and procedures, and record test results to easily verify compliance with respiratory protection requirements across your entire organization.
Normally, RFT protocols (like those required by OSHA) can take as much as 7-8 minutes per worker, and documenting test results using paper forms takes an additional 3-5 minutes. VelocityEHS improves RFT speed, efficiency and accuracy by allowing you to quickly select from OSHA-approved protocols and document results using pre-built data collection forms, reducing total test times to just 2.5 minutes.
Whether you’re a seasoned EHS professional or new to respiratory protection in the workplace, our simplified software solution has been designed and built by our IH experts to make performing and documenting RFTs faster than ever before. You can breathe easier knowing that every RFT at each of your locations is performed accurately according to approved protocols, and that workers are receiving the highest level of respiratory protection available.
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