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This program will provide instructions on how to perform qualitative fit testing, for half-face filtering facepiece respirators such as 3M Health Care Particulate Respirators and Surgical Masks.
Please note the qualitative fit testing instructions for the 3M 1870 Respirator & Surgical mask are the same for other 3M Particulate Respirators.
There are two types of fit test solutions for qualitative fit testing available from 3M:
• A sweet solution as found in the 3M FT-10 Fit Test Kit.
• And a bitter solution as found in the 3M FT-30 Fit Test Kit.
Either of these solutions can be used. However, certain employees may be more sensitive to one solution over the other. During this training we will be using the sweet solution. The procedure is the same for the bitter solution.