Physiological Evaluation of Tight- and Loose-Fitting PAPRs - FY12
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the metabolic and respiratory responses of wearers of tight-and loose-fitting PAPRs at rest and during low- and moderate-intensity exercise on a treadmill. Findings will be provided to the PSD Branch in support of module development.
Men and women healthcare workers will wear different manufacturer’s powered air-purifying respirators while inhaled gas concentrations, pressures, and temperatures are monitored continuously at rest and during low- and moderate-intensity activity. ABMS testing of PAPRs will also be conducted.
Completed HSRB approval 2Q FY12
Complete subject testing 4Q FY12
Presentation at ISRP conference September 2012
Standards committee/stakeholder presentations (0)
Published manuscript in peer-reviewed journal (0)
Results incorporated into updates to PAPR module proposed for Title 42 CFR Part 84