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When to Select <99% filtering efficiency CNC instrument during respirator setup

RESP-FIT has been hearing feedback through its approved training providers and observing through the accreditation process a common misunderstanding/confusion around when to select the <99% filtering efficiency for condensation nuclei counter (CNC) instrument during the respirator set-up. RESP-FIT has published a document to help provide clarity on when it is to be selected and why […]

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ExamSoft Case Study On RESP-FIT

Recently ExamSoft published a case study on RESP-FITs’ use of the ExamSoft software platform. ExamSoft is the online platform behind the scene that RESP-FIT uses to administer the Stage 1 Exam and the STage 2 practical video assessment. RESP-FIT decided to pursue an online assessment model during its development (pre-pandemic) to ensure program accessibility when […]

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RESP-FIT & Restoration Industry Association Inc (RIA Inc.) – Australasia Partner Announcement

The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) is excited to announce that the Restoration Industry Association Inc. (RIA) Australasia has signed on to be RESP-FIT Partner. RESP-FIT is Australia’s Respirator Fit Testing training and accreditation program. A program that is a vital part of any workplace that relies on respiratory protection to keep workers safe. […]

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Beard Cover Technique Position Statement

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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Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Experts Webinar

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.  

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RESP-FIT Overview AIOH Virtual Chapter Meeting

  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 respfit@aioh.org.au or contact via the Contact Us page. […]

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RESP-FIT Officially Launched

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 […]

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Buying Guide for P2 Respirators (Australia & NZ)

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. […]

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AIOH Supports the Australian Society of Anaesthetists in their efforts for a safer workplace

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 […]

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Request for National Register for Respirators

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. […]