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Requirements For Respiratory Fit Testing in the OSHA Lead Standard.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1981 Oct:74 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00119711
Abstract
The applications of fit tests for evaluating respirator effectiveness in lead (7439921) contaminated atmospheres are reviewed. General respirator design and operating principles are discussed along with factors than can affect respiratory function, such as design, facial configuration, facial hair, and conditions of use. Guidelines for personal respiratory protection programs also are considered. OSHA guidelines for fit testing are provided, and the proposed qualitative fit test is compared to the required quantitative fit test statistically and using data sets provided by DuPont, 3M Company, and other chemical companies. The author concludes that quantitative fit test protocols are superior to qualitative fit test protocols, and should be required for initial respirator selection, fitting, and semiannual followup.
Keywords
Personal-protective-equipment; Equipment-design; Pulmonary-system; Respiratory-equipment; Quality-control;
CAS No.
7439-92-1;
Publication Date
19811001
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-104422
NTIS Price
A05
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury;
Source Name
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIOSH, Rockville, Md., 74 pages, 38 references
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