As of January 1st, 2018, respirator fit testing will cost $200 (+ GST) per hour.
Due to rising cost and increased demand, our free fit testing model is no longer sustainable. This new fee represents cost recovery only and passes on an industry rate to our members that is significantly below market.
This service is provided to all members of Actsafe Safety Association and any corporation, organization, or associations that are engaged in the production of motion pictures and performing arts in British Columbia.
WorkSafeBC regulations specify that when respirators are required the employer must provide an appropriate respirator and ensure that the worker uses an appropriate respirator in accordance with section 8.34.
To protect you, your respirator must fit properly and form a good seal on your face. A fit test is done to check that contaminated air cannot leak into your respirator and be inhaled. To ensure a good fit, nothing, including eyeglass frames, head coverings or beards, sideburns, or stubble must come between your respirator and your skin where your respirator seals with your face.
When must you do a fit test?
- Before you use your respirator for the first time
- At least once a year
- If you experience physical changes, such as weight gain or loss or broken facial bones, that could affect the respirator’s fit.
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