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Examinetics to be a 3M Preferred Fit Test Service Provider in the United States

St. Paul, MN – 3M and Examinetics are excited to announce that Examinetics is now a 3M Preferred Fit Test Service Provider in the U.S. 3M and Examinetics are working together to emphasize the importance of respirator fit and to help increase the availability of high-quality fit testing for 3M’s occupational respirator customers. Examinetics is a leading provider of onsite

Steps to Help Protect Yourself from the Hazards of Wood Dust

Paper, lumber, mills, building businesses and houses. Wood is used in all types of industries and forming wood products creates sawdust. But what is wood? Wood is actually a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong

Let's Learn More About How to Evaluate Respiratory Protection Choices

Wearing a respirator, whether by choice or because of the requirements of your job, is about protection. There are also other considerations that go into choosing what type of respirator you end up using. Protection, fit, comfort, quality and durability – these are all key criteria that should be considered. Whether you are an expert in making these decisions or

What is the Difference Between a Qualitative and a Quantitative Fit Test?

There is significant science behind evaluating the fit of respiratory protection. Have you ever heard of qualitative fit testing and quantitative fit testing? No? Let’s learn more. U.S. OSHA specifies approved procedures for both qualitative fit testing (QLFT) and quantitative fit testing (QNFT). There are several methods of QNFT – some involve measuring the concentration of an aerosol challenge agent

Ten Considerations when Selecting Respiratory Protection

When choosing respiratory protection in the United States, there is a lot to consider. Are respirators required by your employer and/or the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? Has the respirator been certified by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)? But even once you select the appropriate respiratory protection given your job and application, another important

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