Conduct User Seal Checks on various Filtering Facepiece Respirators to assess the ability of the seal check to discriminate between an adequate and a poor seal between the respirator and the user's face.
Draft study protocol
Submit protocol for HSRB review
Obtain HSRB approval for study protocol
Begin subject recruitment
Publication of project reports
Presentations at conferences and stakeholder meetings
Improved user instructions, regulation changes, and improved user attitudes concerning the ability and need to conduct seal checks.
Data from protocol used by NIOSH, CDC, OSHA, ISO, and ANSI, in guidance documents, standards, and regulations
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