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Eva & Associates: 30 years of consultancy

Eva & Associates has been providing consultancy services nationally and across the Asia Pacific region for over thirty years. Brian Eva and our team are professionally qualified and experienced in the fields of occupational hygiene, health and safety, health education, toxicology and the environment.

Fit testing measures the effectiveness of the seal between the respirator and the wearer’s face. It is required for all tight-fitting respirators as per AS/NZS 1715:2009, including:

  • Half face disposable 

  • Half face reusable

  • Full face reusable 

  • Tight-fitting powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR)

AS 1715:2009 requires all fit testing must be carried out by a competent person and must be conducted:

  • At least once annually.

  • Before wearing a tight-fitting respirator for the first time.

  • Each time a new make or model of respirator is issued.

  • Whenever there is a change in the wearer’s facial characteristics or features which may affect the facial seal (e.g., large weight loss or gain).

Respirator fit testing is conducted in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment and ISO 16975-3 Respiratory protective devices – Selection, use and maintenance – Part 3: Fit-testing procedures. 

We are offering quantitative respirator fit testing for healthcare workers and construction workers who may be exposed to a wide range of airborne contaminants, including COVID-19, asbestos and silica dust. With a team of over ten RESP-FIT accredited fit testers, we are able to provide this service either on-site or at our office based in Oakleigh, accommodating individual tests or testing programmes for large teams.

Eva and Associates can also provide tailored fit test training for your staff, including a RESP-FIT accredited course. 

Other services:

Our experienced consultants regularly conduct workplace risk assessments and monitoring for physical workplace hazards including:

  • Indoor air quality

  • Monitoring and assessment for formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, xylene, peracetic acid other common healthcare-related chemicals.

  • Ionising and non-ionising radiation

  • Ergonomic assessments

  • Fume hood and Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) assessments 

  • Particulates (inhalable and respirable)

  • Biological air sampling of moulds and bacteria 

  • Noise monitoring

  • Volatile organic compounds 

  • Dangerous goods assessments and audits.

Our occupational hygiene service can help your business with risk assessment, workplace monitoring of identified risks and production of a risk management plan and recommendations to ensure safety is maximised and compliance is satisfied.

Our Occupational Hygienists provide a range of specialist workplace hazard assessments, including the measurement and evaluation of exposure to these potential hazards.

03 9563 2234 


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