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Individual Protection Against Respiratory Ailments: Its Future In Spain.

Labella-JM; Millan-MR; Lazaro-FP
NIOSH 1980 Sep:139-147
Plans for addressing the need for individual protection against respiratory ailments in Spain are discussed. The advantages of individual air purifying respirator systems over equipment dependent on outside support are described. Major goals and areas of planned research with respect to improved protection of the workers are identified. The need to standardize self contained and partially self sustaining equipment and its usage is discussed. The deficiencies of equipment dependent on outside support and the problems involved in standardization of such equipment are examined. Situations in which the development of effective protection commands a high priority are identified. The particular needs of agricultural workers for effective individual protection against respiratory ailments are described. The need to establish guidelines for classifying contaminant detectors and for quality control in the detection of dangerous chemicals in work environments is discussed.
Pulmonary-system-disorders; Health-protection; Lung-disorders; Occupational-medicine; Equipment-design; Safety-engineering; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment;
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Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
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Papers from the NIOSH International Respirator Research Workshop, September 9-11, 1980, Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV