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Airborne respirable quartz

by Richard Haaker

Blowing respirable quartz in a workplace

AQ Safety offers quantitative respirator fit testing on many models of tight-fitting and disposable respirators. We can test at your work site, whether it's in Albuquerque, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Española, Grants, Socorro, Gallup, Taos, Clovis, Roswell, Farmington, Artesia, Hobbs, Carlsbad or elsewhere. We use CIH-approved procedures which conform to OSHA, NRC and other regulations. AQ Safety can also provide respirator training - contact us.

Wide Variety of Masks

AQ Safety maintains a full set of probed facepieces for fit testing, and adapters for many other models.

Full Face Probed Respirators

by Cheryl Haaker

More AQ Safety respirators

Half Face Probed Respirators

We Have Adapters

If you have your own masks, AQ Safety more than likely already has the adapters needed to perform fit tests. If not, we can obtain the proper adapter in a matter of days. Just let us know in advance what you use, and bring it along when you are tested. We can fit

If you prefer to maintain your own set of respirators exclusively for fit testing use, AQ Safety can permanently probe these masks for you. (NOTE: once a respirator has been permanently probed, it can no longer be worn into a hazardous atmosphere.)


Our fit tests meet the requirements of applicable Coast Guard, MSHA, NRC and OSHA regulations. We work to written procedures that have been reviewed and approved by our Certified Industrial Hygienist.

Testing is done using a TSI Porta Count Pro Model 8038, which is annually recalibrated and serviced by the manufacturer, TSI, Inc. TSI is ISO accredited - for specifications, see www.TSI.com

At Your Location or Our Offices

You can send your staff to our Albuquerque offices for fit testing, or we can come to your site in Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Española, Grants, Socorro, Gallup, Taos, Clovis, Roswell, Farmington, Artesia, Hobbs, Carlsbad, or elsewhere - call or email us for more information. The fit test team that we send is sized to meet your project size and schedule. We can fit-test around the clock if your site has multiple shifts.

We provide a signed certificate of the fit test results and a laminated card which can be worn on a lanyard.

Contact us for information on pricing.

Some of the Respirator Models We Test

by Cheryl Haaker