Respirator fit testing is required annually by federal law for employees who wear full- and half-face SCBA masks. So, it's no surprise that the TSI PortaCount Pro quantitative respirator fit test systems are so popular with our rental customers.
Since my job is to rent you stuff, you'd expect me to say "Rent. Rent now. Rent often... And be sure you rent from me!" And I do believe that. But there are legitimate reasons to consider both renting and buying.
I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I admit: I really like the show Undercover Boss. It profiles how out of touch executives can be with their own employees, and how important it is for workers to feel connected to management.
Since the beginning of RAECO Rents, the most frequently rented instrument has been the TSI PortaCount quantitative respirator fit testing system. And with those frequent rentals come the two very common questions. What equipment do I need to do a fit test? And what's a Fit Factor?
Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized new standards for reducing emissions of toxic air pollutants from commercial and industrial boilers, and requires full compliance to these standards by 2014. Most requirements are operational (how often mandatory tune-ups are performed), but others are regulatory (reporting numeric rate of air toxic emissions).