A range of replacement 3M fit testing and sensitivity solutions for use with the 3M qualitative fit testing kits. These testing solutions are available in two ‘flavours’ – FT-10 range is sweet tasting and the FT-30 range is bitter tasting. The FT-10 range uses sodium saccharin that produces a sweet tasting aerosol and FT-30 range uses denatonium benzoate to produce a very bitter taste.
If your company uses tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment (RPE) then a fit test is a legal requirement. The fit test functions to ensure the mask correctly fits the wearer’s face and therefore is able to provide its stated respiratory protection. Ill-fitting masks will not have the required tight seal and are leaky and vulnerable to bypass by contaminants.
Mask types that require a fit test are: