PPE Fit Testing

“Fit testing isn’t just about finding the right size—it’s about ensuring a perfect fit between safety and protection. It’s the difference between merely wearing gear and truly being shielded from harm.”

Jim Bell, Martin Safety Specialist

PPE fit testing for employees

PPE Fit Testing

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn to keep workers and job sites safe from hazardous conditions. However, if PPE does not fit properly, it can make the difference between being safely covered or dangerously exposed. Martin Supply performs onsite PPE fit testing and instruction to ensure proper fit and a safer workplace.

  • Respirator Fit Testing & Instruction
  • Fall Protection Fit Testing & Instruction
  • Head Protection (Hard Hat) Fit Testing
  • Hand Protection Fit Testing
  • Eye and Face Protection Fit Testing
  • Hearing Protection Fit Testing

Properly fitting PPE helps mitigate risks and encourages positive safety practices at the jobsite.

Benefits of Fit Testing

Martin’s fit testing services are offered with every PPE purchase. Benefits include:

  • Reduces the risk of exposure to hazardous substances or conditions.
  • Enhances overall safety and minimizes the likelihood of workplace accidents.
  • Improves comfort and wearability of PPE, encouraging consistent usage.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Boosts confidence among workers, knowing they are adequately protected.
  • Helps identify and address any potential gaps or issues in PPE effectiveness.
  • Supports a culture of safety and responsibility within the organization.


Safety worker holding ear protection

Woman in industrial industrial wearing safety hat, glasses and hearing protection

Women’s PPE: Why Fit Matters

As more women enter the construction and manufacturing fields, the demand for proper fitting PPE is increasing.

safety worker wearing fall protection

Safety Harness Fit

The most commonly used PPE is a harness. Ensuring your harness will perform as expected is determined by conducting a daily inspection and wearing it properly.


One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Properly fitting hearing PPE is crucial for preventing long-term hearing loss and meeting OSHA requirements. Learn why one size hearing protection doesn’t fit all.