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Respirator Fit-testing and Sampling Services



At Razer Safety & Health, LLC, we provide our customers with professional, quality-oriented fit testing. We will perform your fit testing in a cost-effective and time efficient manner. We save our customers time and money by pricing competitively and using state-of-the-art equipment. We believe our customers deserve nothing but the best at a competitive price. OSHA requires respiratory fit testing on each employee who is required to wear a respirator. We perform both quantitative and qualitative fit testing.

Definitions of terms for respirators.

OSHA requires the employer to establish and maintain a respiratory protection program.

We provide services to chemical plants, fire departments, mines, masonry contractors and all companies that have employees who are required to wear respiratory protection.

We are in the unique position to provide technical assistance for OHSA matters if the need arises.

Custom Written Respiratory Protection Programs Or Review of Program
On Site Online Medical Evaluations 
On site Qualitative Fit Testing and Training (QLFT)
On site Quantitative Fit Testing and Training (QNFT)
Record Keeping
Reporting 
Program Auditing

More information about qualitative and quantitative fit tests

WHAT about Silica???

Let Razer Safety and Health, LLC assist you in navigating the new OSHA Silica Standards.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule setting new workplace permissible exposure limits (PELs) for respirable crystalline silica. June 23, 2017, was the deadline for compliance for employers in the construction industry, but a 90-day hold was instituted making the new compliance date September 23, 2017. In addition to considerably tightening exposure limits, the new rule outlines methods to control silica exposure, procedures for conducting medical exams for workers with high exposure, training obligations for workers about silica-related hazards and record-keeping requirements related to crystalline silica quantities. Under the new rule, the PEL (personal exposure limit) is now 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (μg/m3), averaged over an eight-hour day. OSHA requires action if the exposure is measured at 25 micrograms per cubic meter of air.

Those who do not comply with the new OHSA standard will be subject to a maximum fine of $12,675 for a serious or other-than-serious violation; $12,675 per day past the abatement date for a failure-to-abate violation; and $126,749 for a repeated or willful violation.

What is Crystalline Silica?  Find answers in the OSHA Fact Sheet at: https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/crystalline-factsheet.pdf

OSHA estimates that two million construction workers today are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in more than 600,000 workplaces nationwide – about 840,000 of those workers, OSHA estimates, are currently exposed to silica levels that exceed the new PEL of 50 μg/m3.

OSHA has published two fact sheets summarizing the requirements of the new standards: a Construction Fact Sheet and a General Industry and Maritime Fact Sheet.

Construction companies can refer to the following PDF for guidance: https://www.osha.gov/silica/SilicaConstructionRegText.pdf.

Full-shift sampling representing workplace exposures for silica are conducted for determination of OSHA compliance, respiratory hazard and health risk.

Full-shift sampling for workplace exposures to noise are conducted for determination of OSHA for compliance and hearing conservation programs.

Questions? Call Razer Safety & Health at 618-443-4276.