Technical Development Committee of ASSP Kuwait Chapter organized a Technical meet on “Wear it Right – Is Respiratory FIT Test really required?” with the support of 5M International, Ahmadi, Kuwait On 27 August 2022.
The event was inaugurated by Chapter President Mr. Mazharuddin R. Shaikh, Vice President Mr. Safdar Ali Khan and Treasurer Mr. Syed Kashif Vali were also present.
Technical Development Committee Head Mr. Prabeesh M P introduced the Speaker Mr. Binas Nasar and 5M Manager Mr. Sanuj to the audience.
The speaker discussed about the objective of RESP-FIT. It helps to improve the protection of those wearing tight fitting respiratory protective equipment.
A respiratory protective equipment (RPE) fit test is a method for checking that a tight fitting facepiece matches the persons facial features and seals adequately. It will also help to identify unsuitable facepieces which should not be used.
There are a number of different internationally recognized fit testing methods being either qualitative (QLFT) or Quantitative (QNFT) which are practiced in the industry. These different methods have pros and cons and may only be suitable for certain types of respirators.
All the points were detailed during the session and by the open question & answer session the members are largely benefited.
At the end of the program, an online quiz program was conducted through Kahoot! and the winners, Mr. Aamir Mohammad Akbar, Mr. Adnan Iqbal Dawre and Mr. Rizwan Ahmad Shaikh were facilitated by Chapter President and Vice President.
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