OHS Canada Magazine


March 28, 2006

Health & Safety

Smithfield, RI (March 15, 2006) — Survivair Respirators, Inc. has partnered with OSHAMedCert to offer a fully web-based online respirator medical evaluation and tracking system that is easy to use, reliable and cost effective. Through this site, www.survivair.com/oshamedcert, users have the opportunity to receive medical certification in 5 to 10 minutes.

Survivairs new online medical evaluation program provides certification for employees that are required to use filtering facepiece respirators (dust masks), half mask, or full facepiece respirators. Most users qualify by simply completing the online evaluation. Those that do not qualify on the first attempt may still qualify after a follow up online Q&A session with a board certified physician. The follow-up questions are evaluated by the on line medical staff and a response will be provided within 24-hours.

OSHA Standard 29CFR1910.134 requires all employers to provide a medical evaluation to determine an employees ability to use a respirator before fit testing or respirator use occurs in the workplace, says Roger Forrest, National Product Sales Manager for Survivair. For employers, these requirements can be expensive and time consuming. Survivair and OSHAMedCert can now provide a fast, more cost-effective alternative.

Survivair Respirators, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of world-class respiratory protection equipment, protecting firefighters and offering respiratory protection from airborne workplace hazards since 1961. For more than four decades, Survivair has manufactured air purifying respirators (APR), supplied air respirators (SAR), powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

In 2001, Dalloz joined with Bacou to form the Bacou-Dalloz Group, the world leader in the design, manufacturing and sale of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The company employs about 6,700 people and operates 48 production facilities. Bacou-Dalloz provides unmatched head-to-toe protection through three strategic business segments: head protection (eye, hearing and respiratory), body protection (gloves, clothes and shoes) and fall protection. Bacou-Dalloz offers a full product range aimed at the manufacturing, construction, telecommunications, medical, public services and other sectors. Its products are available from its distributor partners worldwide.

Kim Hahn
Customer & Sales Support Coordinator
Tel: 401.757.2174
Fax: 401.233.7641
Email: khahn@bacou-dalloz.com


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