9000 Series Fitting Instructions

Please watch the 9000 respirator training video.

See instructions for 9000 Series Respirator Instruction Manual.

1. Read instructions on respirator bag or see fit poster for proper fitting.

2. Users must follow instructions each time respirator is worn.

3. OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.134 (f) requires that the user be fit tested.

4. Do not wear with any facial hair, such as beards, or any other facial features which may prevent a proper fit.

5. If you cannot obtain a proper fit, do not enter the contaminated area and see your supervisor

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Quantitative Fit Test Form, PortaCount Loan Program Request Form and Probed Cartridge Test Instruction

Following are the forms that should be used when performing a quantitative fit test or when borrowing any of the PORTACOUNT equipment. Also listed are the instructions for the Probed Cartridge Test. Please read them carefully.

A. PORTACOUNT LOAN PROGRAM

1. To borrow a Moldex PORTACOUNT read the Policies and Requirements memorandum.

2. Fill out the Request Form.

3. Fax it back to Moldex Technical Services, who will process your request and then contact you via telephone.

B. 8006 PROBED CARTRIDGE KIT INSTRUCTION

1. To quantitatively fit test the Moldex 8000 Respirator follow the Probed Kit instructions.

C. 7006 PROBED CARTRIDGE KIT INSTRUCTIONS

1. To quantitatively fit test the Moldex 7000, 7800 or 9000 series respirators.

D. PORTACOUNT FIT TEST RECORD

1. Fill out the top half of the form.

2. Begin performing the fit test and enter the fit factor for each exercise.

3. After the test record the overall fit factor. If the subject received a 100 or greater this is considered a Pass, for a half facepiece respirator. 500 or greater for full face respirator an APF at 50.

4. The person performing the test should sign the form.

5. The employee should also sign the form once a Pass has been achieved, and they have been fully instructed on the use of Moldex respirators.

E. RESPIRATORY FIT TEST CARD

1. Once an employee has passed the fit test and been assigned a respirator, fill out the Respiratory Fit Test Card and issue it to the employee.

2. The employee should retain this card as proof that they have been properly fit tested.

F. CERTIFICATE OF RESPIRATORY TRAINING

1. When an employee has been fit tested, trained and assigned a respirator fill out the certificate completely with all of the appropriate information.

2. Have the employee sign the certificate.

3. Issue the certificate to the employee.

4. Keep a signed copy in the employee’s record or with the company’s RespiratoryProgram records.

Click here for the PortaCount Fit Test Record.

Click here for PortaCount Loan Form and Probed Cartridge Test Instruction.

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Train-The-Trainer Certificates & Forms

Certificate/Form Name

Certificate Part Number

• Bitter Qualitative Fit Test Record 9700-713
• Wallet Cards 9700-716
• Certificate of Respirator Training 9700-717
• PortaCount® Loan Program Request Form 9700-001
• Probed Cartridge Kit Instructions for 8000 8006-710
• Probed Cartridge Kit Instructions for 7000/7800 & 9000 7006-710
• PortaCount® Fit Test Record 9701-722
• Train-the-Trainer Program – Authorized Distributor Trainer Certificate 9701-716
• Train-the-Trainer Program – Authorized End-User Trainer Certificate 9701-714
• OHD Quantitative Loan 0700-702


A. Fit Testing with Bitter, use:

• Bitter Qualitative Fit Test Record 9700-713
• Wallet Cards 9700-716
• Certificate of Respirator Training 9700-717


B. Fit Testing with PortaCount®, use:

• Wallet Card 9700-716
• Certificate of Respirator Training 9700-717
• PortaCount® Fit Test Record 9701-722
• PortaCount® Loan Program Request Form 9700-001

C. Moldex Representative training a Distributor to fit test, use:

• Train-the-Trainer Program – Authorized Distributor Trainer Certificate 9701-716

Note: You are only authorized to train End-Users in fit testing. You are not authorized to train End-Users or other distributors in the Train-the-Trainer program.

Please return a copy of the completed “Authorized Distributor Trainer Certificate” to Moldex Technical Services Department via email tech@moldex.com or fax to: (310) 837-9563.

D. Moldex Representative or Distributor training an End-User to fit test, use:

• Train-the-Trainer Program –Authorized End-User Trainer Certificate 9701-714

Note: You are authorized to train your employees in fit testing and the Train-the-Trainer program.

Please return a copy of the completed “Authorized End-User Trainer Certificate” to Moldex Technical Services Department via email tech@moldex.com or fax to: (310) 837-9563.

Click here to view the Authorized Distributor Trainer & Authorized End User Trainer Certificates.

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PortaCount Quantitative Fit Testing

The PortaCount is an instrument to be used to perform quantitative fit testing. A quantitative Fit Test is an assessment of the adequacy of respirator fit by numerically measuring the amount of leakage into the respirator. The PortaCount can be used to fit test the 7000/7800/8000/9000 series and any disposable filtering facepiece respirator.

For 7000/7800 use 7006 (you must use the correct probed cartridge for each model. They are prominently marked). A probed cartridge with P100 filter will be attached to one side of the 7000/7800 facepiece; the other side will have a regular P100 filter (see Appendix A for 7006 Instructions). You must perform the fit test in this configuration even though the user will be using other cartridges in the field. This is accepted practice since you are only testing the face to facepiece seal, and not the efficacy of the filtration. Filtration has already been validated through the NIOSH approval. Once a facepiece is chosen for a particular employee, they can take the facepiece they were tested on to be used in the field, if appropriate. All they will need to do is attach the appropriate cartridges to the facepiece.

To perform a fit test on Moldex disposables, you will have to probe the appropriate respirator. You should perform the fit test on the same model and size that the employee intends to use in the field. After each test, the respirator should be discarded and a new one used for the next employee. These probed respirators may not be used in the work environment. Although this will result in some added cost for the employer, it generally only needs to be done once per year.

A copy is also included with the PortaCount when you order it through our Loan Program. When you wish to use the PortaCount and you will be ordering it from Moldex Technical Services, +1 (800) 421-0668, ext. 512/550. We suggest that you order it to arrive a few days in advance of when you will actually perform fit testing so that you can go through all the instructions and work with the unit, we suggest that you perform fit testing on yourself or someone else with the 7000/7800 and a few models of Moldex disposables to become very familiar with the instruments before you actually use them in the field.

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Disposable Respirator Fit Testing Copy

A great amount of care goes into the design and manufacture of all respirators to provide the greatest amount of protection possible. It is just as important to ensure that the respirator fits properly on the user. This requires that the face to facepiece seal be properly checked.

There are two basic fit test methods for evaluating the face to facepiece seal. These methods are qualitative and quantitative fit tests. Test agents are used to detect whether the wearer is getting the proper face to facepiece seal with the chosen respirator.

A qualitative or quantitative fit test must be performed before a respirator is assigned. Refer to current OSHA and/or NIOSH regulations, current ANSI Standards and all other applicable regulations for complete details.

The qualitative test relies on the subject’s voluntary or involuntary response, i.e., taste, smell or irritation to the test agent. If the subject detects the test agent at any time during the test, the respirator does not fit properly. The test agents now approved by OSHA are irritant smoke, isoamyl acetate (banana oil), saccharin, and Bitter (Denatonium Benzoate). The qualitative method used by Moldex is Bitter. Bitter can be used to fit test any of our respirators. It is a harmless bitter aerosol which is very noticeable if it penetrates the seal of the respirator.

The quantitative test measures the concentration of a test agent within the respirator facepiece and does not depend on a subject’s voluntary or involuntary response to the challenge agent. The quantitative tests approved by OSHA are Portacount, and Controlled Negative Pressure (CNP). Moldex supports either method.

Warning: The user must ensure compliance with the necessary elements of a comprehensive respiratory protection program including OSHA 1910.134 and/or state or local regulations as appropriate, prior to fit testing. This includes but is not limited to proper testing and medical surveillance.

A. FIT TEST POLICY
1. OSHA requires that a respirator must be fit tested before it can be issued to a user in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.134 (f).
2. Fit testing ensures that a respirator fits each individual wearer and is not the same as a user seal check.
3. A new fit test must be conducted any time the user changes respirator models or sizes.
4. The test subject must be clean-shaven. Do not test a subject with a beard or other facial hair, which prevents contact between the face and the seal of the respirator.
5. Users must follow the instructions each time the respirator is worn.
6. If you cannot obtain a proper fit do not enter the contaminated area and see your supervisor.
7. Other PPE must not interfere with face to facepiece seal.

B. TEST FREQUENCY AND TYPE
1. Quantitative or Qualitative fit tests will be performed at the time of initial fitting and at least every 12 months, or more frequently if required by a substance specific OSHA regulation or other regulation, for each employee who wears a negative pressure respirator.

C. STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
1. The test administrator will explain the test procedures in detail to the test subject before any testing takes place.

2. The test subject will wear the respirator for at least 5 minutes before starting the fit test.

3. This procedure should only be PART of the employee’s total respiratory training. The employee must be properly trained on how to put on the respirator prior to the application of this testing procedure.

Before performing a Fit Test, instruct the user how to properly fit the respirator and to perform a user seal check. Instructions are provided for Moldex disposable respirators.

D. USER SEAL CHECK
1. A seal check is required each time the respirator is donned and prior to entering a contaminated area.
2. A seal check is performed by the wearer to determine if it has properly sealed before entering a contaminated area.
3. The seal check does not take the place of fit testing.

E. USER SEAL CHECK INSTRUCTIONS
Refer to appropriate chapter for Disposable Respirators (IX).

WARNING: If you cannot obtain a proper fit, do not enter the contaminated area and see your supervisor. Entry into a contaminated area with an improper fit may result in sickness or death.

F. APPROVALS
1. Review NIOSH/DHHS label in approval section of disposable respirator box or bag or NIOSH Matrix with cartridges or filters.


G. CANADIAN LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

[For specific details for Canada, refer to CAN/CSA Z94.4-11 Respiratory Protection]

The following are significant differences that apply to Moldex Products

• Fit testing is required every two years in Canada as opposed to 1 year in the US.
• Each exercise must be carried out for at least 30 seconds. In the US, 1 minute is required.
• Quantitative Fit Testing does not require the grimace exercise in Canada whereas it is required in the US.
• Health Surveillance Questionnaire is more detailed in the US standard.

Additional Notes:

• A safety factor of 20 is applied to quarter mask supplied air respirators, this is not applied as such in the US.
• Breathing gas for SCBA uses a Canadian standard.
• SCBAs for emergency use are not required to be inspected monthly in Canada as they are in the US.
• Discarding of air in SCBA cylinders is required in Canada if they have not been used in any 12 month period. This is not required in the US.

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Moldex Healthcare Particulate Respirators/ Surgical Mask User Instructions Copy


A. APPLICATIONS
  1. WARNING TO USER 
    1. Non-latex straps are used in the headbands of these respirators. However, individuals highly sensitive to natural rubber latex may have an allergic reaction.
    2. This product does not eliminate the risk of contracting any disease or infection. Change immediately if the respirator comes in contact with blood or fluids, including body fluids.
    3. OSHA has not set a permissible exposure level for airborne biohazards.
    4. This product has not been sold with warning or use instructions for personnel involved in industrial or related situations. If you are considering such uses, first contact the Moldex Technical Services Department at +1 (800) 421-0668 or +1 (310) 837-6500, ext. 512/550.
  2. RESTRICTIONS

    1. Before use, a written respiratory protection program in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.134 must be implemented.
    2. This respirator does not supply oxygen and must not be used in atmospheres containing less than 19.5% oxygen.
    3. Prior to each use, carefully inspect the entire respirator, including filter media and strap attachment area for tears and damage. Staple or strap attachment perforations do not effect NIOSH approval.
    4. If respirator is damaged, distorted, a proper fit cannot be obtained or breathing becomes difficult, leave contaminated area as soon as possible and replace respirator.
    5. If the respirator comes in contact with blood or fluids, including body fluids, leave contaminated area as soon as possible and discard and replace the respirator.
    6. Do not alter, modify or abuse this respirator.
    7. Store unused respirators in box/bag in a clean, dry, non-contaminated area.
    8. Dispose of respirator according to your employer’s policy and local regulations.
    9. Do not reuse or store for reuse or hang around neck unless your employer specifically authorizes reuse.
    10. When used for surgical procedures, discard after every use.
    11. Use respirator before the “use by” expiration date printed on box/bag.

      For technical assistance call Moldex Technical Service Department, +1 (800) 421-0668 or +1 (310) 837-6500, ext. 512/550.

  3. INTENDED USE
    • The various models of Moldex Type N95 Healthcare Particulate Respirators and Surgical Masks meet CDC Guidelines for TB Exposure Control within healthcare facilities. These devices are also intended to be worn by healthcare personnel during surgical procedures to protect both the patient and healthcare personnel from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids and particulate material.
  4. CONTRAINDICATIONS
    1. Not for use with beards, or other facial hair that prevents direct contact between the face and sealing surface of the respirator.
    2. Eyewear must not prevent direct contact between the face and sealing surface of the respirator.
    3. Not to be used on children.

  5. DESCRIPTION
  • The Moldex Healthcare Series N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask is designed to help provide respiratory protection for the wearer. This product has been tested1 and certified by NIOSH as an N95 respirator and as having a filter efficiency level of 95% or greater against particulate aerosols free of oil. It is fluid resistant,2 disposable and may be worn in surgery or throughout the hospital.
  1. Tested in accordance with NIOSH 42 CFR 84.
  2. Passed ASTM F 1862 @ 160 mm Hg
B. APPROVALS
  1. Review NIOSH/DHHS label in approvals section of disposable respirator box or bag.

Moldex Industrial 42 CFR 84 Disposable Respirator User Instructions Copy

  1. APPLICATIONS 
    1. WARNING TO USER
      1. Follow all instructions and warnings on the use of this respirator and wear during all times of exposure. Failure to do so will reduce respirator effectiveness, wearer protection and may result in sickness or death.

      2. Before use, the user must first be trained by the employer in proper respirator use, in accordance with applicable safety and health standards, for the contaminant and exposure level in the assigned work area.

      3. The particulates and other contaminants which can be dangerous to your health include those which you cannot see, taste, or smell.

      4. This product has not been sold with warnings or use instructions for personnel involved in healthcare or related situations, where there may be the possibility of contact with disease or biological hazards. If you are considering such uses, first call the Moldex Technical Service Dept., +1 (310) 837-6500 or +1 (800) 421-0668 ext. 512/550.
USE AGAINST (N95, N99 & N100 MODELS):
    1. Particulate aerosols free of oil
    2. For 2400, 2800/1, 4800 only, nuisance levels (less than OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits) of Organic Vapor Odors and/or Ozone.
    3. For 2500 only, nuisance levels (less than OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits) of Acid Gas Irritants.
USE AGAINST (R95, P95 & P100 MODELS): 
    1. Oil and non-oil particulate aerosols.
    2. For 2840/1R95 only, nuisance levels (less than OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits) of Organic Vapor Odors and/or Ozone.
    3. For 2940/1R95 only, nuisance levels (less than OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits) of Acid Gas Irritants.
DO NOT USE AGAINST (N95, N99 & N100 MODELS): 
    1. Concentrations of contaminants which are unknown or are immediately dangerous to life or health.
    2. Concentrations of particulates which exceed the maximum use concentration or 10 times the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit, whichever is lower.
    1. Gasses, vapors, asbestos, paint spray, sandblasting or particulate materials which generate harmful vapors. This respirator is not approved for any vapors or gases, so when used against Organic Vapor Odors and/or Ozone or Acid Gas Irritants do not exceed the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit.
    2. Oil-Based mists
DO NOT USE AGAINST (R95, P95 & P100 MODELS): 
    1. Concentrations of contaminants which are unknown or are immediately dangerous to life or health.
    2. Concentrations of particulates which exceed the maximum use concentration or 10 times the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit, whichever is lower.
    3. Gases, vapors, asbestos, paint spray, sandblasting or particulate materials which generate harmful vapors. These respirators are NOT approved for any vapors or gases, so when used against Organic Vapor Odors and/or Ozone or Acid Gas Irritants, do not exceed the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit.
    4. Oil-based mists for longer than one 8 hour work shift.
RESTRICTIONS (N95, N99 & N100 MODELS):
    1. This respirator does not supply oxygen and must not be used in atmospheres containing less than 19.5% oxygen.
    2. Do not remain in contaminated area if any physical distress occurs, for example breathing difficulty, dizziness or nausea.
    3. Leave contaminated area and replace respirator if it is damaged, distorted, a proper fit can not be obtained or breathing becomes difficult.
    4. Prior to each use, carefully inspect the entire respirator, including filter media and strap/weld attachment area for tears and damage. Staple or strap/weld attachment perforations do not affect respirator performance.
    5. Do not alter, modify, or abuse this respirator.
    6. Store unused respirators in box/bag in a clean, dry, non-contaminated area.
    7. Dispose of respirator according to your employer’s policy and local regulations.
    8. Dispose no later than thirty days after first use.
    9. Use respirator before the “use by” expiration date printed on box/bag.
    10. If used for welding, wear appropriate eye and face protection.
RESTRICTIONS (R95, P95 & P100 MODELS):
    1. This respirator does not supply oxygen and must not be used in atmospheres containing less than 19.5% oxygen.
    2. Do not remain in contaminated area if any physical distress occurs, for example breathing difficulty, dizziness or nausea.
    3. Leave contaminated area and replace respirator if it is damaged, distorted, a proper fit can not be obtained or breathing becomes difficult.
    4. Prior to each use, carefully inspect the entire respirator, including filter media and strap/weld attachment area for tears and damage. Staple or strap/weld attachment perforations do not affect respirator performance.
    5. Do not alter, modify, or abuse this respirator.
    6. Store unused respirators in box/bag in a clean, dry, non-contaminated area.
    7. Dispose of respirator according to your employer’s policy and local regulations.
    8. Where oil mists are present dispose no later than 8 hours after first use. Where non-oil particulates only are present, dispose no later than 30 days after first use.
    9. Use respirator before the “use by” expiration date printed on box/bag.
    10. If used for welding, wear appropriate eye and face protection.
B. APPROVALS
    1. Review NIOSH/DHHS label in approvals section of disposable respirator box or bag

 

 

 

The Moldex Chemical Selection Guide Copy

The Moldex Chemical Selection Guide

Use the Moldex Chemical Selection Guide to help select the correct respirator and/or cartridges and/or filters for the contaminant in your work area. Click here for the Chemical Selection Guide. To learn more about the details of the chemical selection guide, click here.

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We are here to help! Copy

Do you have questions? We are here to help!
The Moldex Technical Help Line is available to answer questions about Moldex respirators, contaminants, respirator programs, fit testing, OSHA regulations, and NIOSH approvals. If calling about a particular Moldex respirator, have the model number and lot number available, if appropriate.

You can reach us at +1 (310) 837-6500 ext. 512 or +1 (800) 421-0668 ext. 550 or by emailing your question to tech@moldex.com.

Disposable Respirator Fitting Instructions Copy

Adjustable Strap Respirators

Note: Also see instructions on bag or box of specific respirator to be used.

• Review all instructions and warnings.
• Demonstrate all fit instructions on box or bag.
• When changing from any model/ size to another respirator, you must fit test.

1. Untwist straps. Thread bottom strap through bottom buckle and repeat for top strap. Hold respirator in hand with nose contour (narrow end) at finger tips, allowing headstraps to fall below hand. 
2. Place respirator under chin with molded nose contour (narrow end) up. Nose cushion must not be folded inside respirator. Raise top strap to top back of head. Pull shorter bottom strap over head, below ears, to around neck. Do not wear with only one strap.
3. Adjust tension on both top and bottom straps to provide a tight and comfortable seal. To tighten, pull ends of straps. To loosen, push open hinge of buckle with thumb and pull on strap.
4. Each time user enters work area, the respirator must be seal checked. Cover front of respirator by cupping both hands. INHALE SHARPLY. A negative pressure should be felt inside respirator. If any leakage is detected at respirator edges, adjust straps by pulling back along the sides and/or reposition the respirator. Repeat until sealed properly, otherwise do not enter work area and see your supervisor. Entry into a contaminated area with an improper fit may result in sickness or death.

 

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