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Ask the Experts - Bobby Halton Talks Fit Testing with TSI

WEBCAST: Ask the Experts - Bobby Halton Talks Fit Testing with TSI

May 28 2020 11:00 AM CDT Webcast


First responders at the federal, state and local levels are on the front lines providing service, protection, and support to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist first responders in conducting activities as safely and efficiently as possible, Greg Olson, Sr. Global Product Specialist for Industrial Hygiene and Respiratory Protection at TSI and Bobby Halton, Editor in Chief at Fire Engineering, will discuss respiratory protection and respirator fit testing.

This webcast will:

  • Address why respirator fit testing is more important than ever for the safety and health of first responders.
  • Explain what OSHA’s recommendations are for fit testing during the COVID-19 pandemic and why it is essential to fit test, especially with the N95 respirator shortage.
  • The discussion will also touch on the benefits of quantitative vs. qualitative fit testing for filtering facepieces like N95s.
  • Finally, it will outline recently shortened OSHA-accepted fit test protocols and how you can improve fit testing in your respiratory protection program during this outbreak and in the futur


Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: 11 am - 12 pm (CDT)


Mr. Olson is the Sr. Product Specialist for Industrial Hygiene and Respiratory Protection at TSI. Greg has a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Industrial Hygiene. He has served on many American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) committees including: Respiratory Protection; Real-Time Detection Systems and the Nano & Material Science Working Group.  He currently serves on other respiratory protection committees such as: the International Society of Respiratory Protection (ISRP) Board of Directors as an International Society Director and is a member of the ISRP America’s Section; ISO/ASTM USTAG TC94 SC15, Working Group 6, on Respiratory Protection; and the ANSI Z88.10, Sub-Committee on Respirator Fit Test Methods.