Coronavirus Basics — Respirator Fit Testing in the Age of COVID-19

Episode 9

OH&S SafetyPod: Coronavirus Basics — Respirator Fit Testing in the Age of COVID-19

OH&S Content Editor Amanda Smiley gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and sits down with Greg Olson, a Sr. Product Specialist for Industrial Hygiene and Respiratory Protection at TSI, to discuss proper fit testing amid the Coronavirus crisis.

Our team at OH&S sincerely hopes that you and your family are safe and healthy in these unprecedented times, and if you are anything like me timely and factual information in a time like this is the only thing that keeps you sane. As many of you know, OH&S SafetyPod usually does a deep dive into some of the most important topics in the safety industry. However given the severity of the coronavirus, we have decided to continue to bring you the top headlines, breaking news and important information on COVID-19.

In this episode we will be updating listeners on the newest updates concerning the virus as well as talking with Greg Olson, Sr. Product Specialist for Industrial Hygiene and Respiratory Protection at TSI on proper fit protection for respirators. In our interview with Greg, we go in-depth on why we need fit testing for respirators, ensuring proper fit, the shortage of N95 masks amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please keep in mind that this interview was recorded prior to Wednesday, March 25 with the most up-to-date information. Depending on when you are listening to this, some statistics may have changed.If you’d like to check out our most recent news coverage on the virus, go to www.ohsonline.com/coronavirus.

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A special thank you to TSI:

At TSI, our global team strives to provide not only instruments, but also innovative solutions. We operate at both a global scale and a human scale—instruments that measure everything from atmospheric aerosols to the fit of a personal respirator. Turning data into actionable information enables our customers to do their jobs more efficiently. TSI understands the science, the data, and the processes that support your work. Learn more about us a tsi.com/fastfit.

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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