What makes Intrinsic Analytics a leader in mask fit testing?
Many industrial companies and healthcare professionals have come to depend on Intrinsic Analytics for properly fitting their employees and students with respirators. Intrinsic Analytics uses the PortaCount® Plus Respirator Fit Tester with the N95-Companion™ system for quantitative mask fitting. We take real-time particle measurements both inside and outside of the mask while the user is wearing it and performs a series of exercises that are designed to mimic similar movements made in a real work environment. Quantitative mask fit testing is the only method that should be considered when trying to ensure that mask integrity is being properly maintained. Our technicians perform quantitative mask fit testing which meets the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) (CAN/CSA-Z94.4-02) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (29 CFR 1910.134 and 29 CFR 1926.103) guidelines for testing.
In many workplaces a respirator and a proper respirator fit test are only components of an employee’s respiratory protection program. For example, workers that may be exposed to asbestos are enrolled in Intrinsic Analytics’ Fibrogenic Dust Monitoring Program. Our program also includes Surveillance, Spirometry, and Chest X-Rays after various levels of exposure. In addition, we often provide guidance to companies on the governmental reporting requirements that accompany such testing.