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7148O Virtual - Qualitative Fit Test Workshop Webinar (Canada)

Course Code: 7148O     Duration: 2hrs    


This program is an intermediate level respiratory protection course. It is intended for individuals who have basic knowledge and with qualitative fit testing and will be responsible for conducting qualitative fit testing within their workplace.

The Fit Test Instructor led presentation includes an overview of respiratory personal protection, associated legislation and qualitative fit testing information, step by step video instructions of a qualitative fit test.

Participants will have the option of following up with a trainer to conduct a qualitative fit test virtually to allow the trainer to provide feedback through virtual observation. You will need to have or purchase a 3M FT-30 (Bitrex) or 3M FT-10 (Saccharin) for the virtual observation follow-up.

All participants receive an email afterwards with supporting documents such as pdf of workshop presentation, donning and doffing instructions, qualitative fit testing instructions and examples of fit testing documentation.

A Certificate of Attendance is provided upon completion of the workshop. A certificate of attendance will not be provided until a completed quiz is provided to the trainer.

Due to the virtual format of this course and not providing the hands-on practice portion, the participants are encouraged to contact their trainer and conduct a virtual fit test while the trainer is observing and providing feedback.

Note: Requirements for elements of this training pertaining to respiratory protection, at a minimum, conform to CSA Standard Z94.4 “Selection, Use, and Care of Respirators”.


  • What is a respiratory program?
  • Legislative requirements
  • Respiratory hazards
  • Respiratory protection (negative and positive pressure
  • Fit testing – Why? Who needs it? How often? Qualitative vs. Quantitative Fit Testing
  • Teaching requirements for fit testers.
  • Demonstration of qualitative fit test using 3M FT-30 [Bitrex - bitter] or FT-10 [Saccharin - sweet] fit testing kits
  • Evaluation Form
  • NOTE: Irritant smoke is not covered in this session

Required Equipment: To participate in the Webinar an internet connection, computer, and appropriate connection to call into the meeting is required.

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