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Graphic Explanation of How N95 Respirators Actually Work

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There is a lot of misinformation about the way N95 respirators work and in fact what the designation actually means. In order to understand the  AAC/CPC method of fit testing,…

How Long is the SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) Viable Outside an Infected Individual?

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One of the many important things to know about the particular strain of coronavirus which is the etiological agent of the current pandemic is the length of time the virus…

The Difference Between CNC & CNP Fit Testing

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I understand that respirator fit testing is becoming more important all the time. It looks like there are two methods for performing quantitative fit testing, CNC and CNP. What's the…

How to Setup the AccuFIT9000 Fit Testing Machine

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Hi, I'm Wesley with Accutec-IHS. The AccuFIT9000 is a new instrument for performing respirator fit testing which depends on measuring the fit of a tight fitting respirator by comparing the…

Protect Against the Coronavirus With Respirator Fit Testing

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Both CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) have now recognized the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak as being serious. One of the more concerning developments is the fact…

New Quantitative Fit Testing Technology

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I am Connor O'Donnell, cofounder of Accutec-IHS. Our flagship product is the AccuFIT9000 quantitative respirator fit test instrument. Accutec-IHS was founded in 2016 with a mission to bring a fresh…

Controlled Negative Pressure Method Vs. Ambient Aerosol Method

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In summary, it can be demonstrated that the Ambient Aerosol method as used in the AccuFIT9000 is traceable to and compares extremely favorably to the proven “Gold Standard”.

Pro Tips For Respirator Fit Testing: What You Need to Know to Fit Test Like a Pro

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CPC-AAC fit testing measures the concentration of these particulates in the breathing zone while the test subject is performing a series of exercises designed to stress or breach the seal…

OSHA Certifies Respirator Fit Test Protocols but does not certify devices

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The AccuFIT9000 has been designed to meet the requirements of the Condensation Nuclei Counting Fit Test protocol as described in 29 CFR 1910.134

Cost Savings with AccuFIT 9000

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Because the official protocol required to perform a legally-valid qualitative (i.e., Saccharine or irritant-smoke) fit test is time-consuming and labor-intensive many practitioners omit required steps in order to simply get…

Accutec-IHS and Customer Service

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We make it very easy for the customer to contact AccuTec. We employ a toll-free number (800-896-6959) which goes to a technically competent person, a dynamically monitored “inbox” for email,…

Annual Fit Testing: Overkill?

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We have seen numerous examples of respirators that do not fit the subject when they are fit-tested the following year. Primarily these are the N95-type filtering facepieces, but we have…