RESP-FIT is aware of the recent adoption of a beard covering technique being used in fit testing tight fitting respirators, particularly in Healthcare. This technique, known as the Singh Thatta, involves the use of an exercise resistance band wrapped around a wearers chin/beard and tied up on top of the head to create a smoother […]
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The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) held a “Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Experts: Meet the experts Webinar” in 2020. This is a recording of that webinar that be can be watched at anytime. If you have any questions please reach out to RESP-FIT or the AIOH.
On Wednesday 9th December 2020, RESP-FIT Chair Mark Reggers presented a RESP-FIT overview for a AIOH Virtual Chapter Meeting. a recording of the video can be viewed below or on YouTube. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email RESP-FIT via email@example.com or contact via the Contact Us page. […]
The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) officially launched RESP-FIT during the AIOH Virtual Symposium which was run from the 30th November to the 3rd December 2020. It was launched by Diane Smith-Gander, Chair of SafeWork Australia. You can view her official launch video below. RESP-FIT is a Respirator Fit Testing Training & Accreditation Program […]
There has been a surge in demand for P2 respirators for use against airborne pollutants during the recent extensive bushfires and more immediately against the transmission of CoV-SARS-2. This has resulted in an increase of non-compliant respirators entering the supply chain, which has been highlighted by several bodies including SafeWork NSW and WorkSafe New Zealand. […]
As Occupational Hygienists, Covid-19 has presented us with numerous challenges, one of which is how we continue to protect the health of workers. Many of our members are busy helping businesses respond to and manage COVID-19 as workplaces continue to operate or begin to reopen, while others continue to effectively manage other workplace hazards. Health […]
A coalition of workplace health and safety related organisations across Australia and New Zealand, and the ACTU called today for the urgent establishment of a register for approved respirators (aka face masks). The group describes the presence of non-compliant, fake and faulty disposable masks as an immediate threat to the health and safety of workers. […]