N95 Respiratory Mask Fit Testing
Fit Testing of Respiratory Masks
The GEM Health Care Services N95 Mask Fit Testing program is based on the standards and procedures of the respiratory mask manufacturer (3M), the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Labour. They also conform to the Canadian Standards Association and the National Institute of Safety and Health.
GEM HCS organizes personal health protection clinics for the public when required and in response to the influenza pandemic warnings of world health care authorities. The respiratory mask is a major component of our health protection program. The mask is fit tested to each person, in compliance with provincial health directives.
GEM HCS can send a team of trained Fit Testers to your location, or conduct one-on-one tests in one of our locations. We also run our personal health protection clinics on an ongoing basis!
GEM HCS started its Fit Testing program in March 2000, in response to emerging infectious diseases, like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). After the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care put its enhanced practices for health care providers and facilities in place, GEM HCS performed hundreds of institutional fit tests of the 3M N-95 Respirator Masks in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. To date, we’ve tested more than 20,000 people in our communities!
Fit testing for industrial/construction workers
GEM Health Care Services is pleased to expand its offering of mask fit testing to service to industrial and construction workers.
The models we can test on are:
- 3M full and half 6100 mask series
- P100 North full and half mask Series
- Scott AV 3000 respirator
We encourage all participants to bring their own mask.
We can supply masks upon request.
We can accommodate on-site testing at your industrial plant or construction site, or one-on-one, by appointment, at the GEM office.
To find more about what you can do to keep your workforce safe and healthy, please contact us today!