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The powered air purifying helmet: a product of research.

Authors
Vaughan-KV
Source
NIOSH 1980 Sep; :401-409
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00123916
Abstract
The development of the Racal's Airstream Helmet, which consists of a powered air purifying system incorporated into a wearable product, is discussed. Factors affecting the wearability of protective equipment by workers are identified. The need to design protective respirators which provide acceptable levels of protection and which meet wearability requirements is emphasized. User advantages of the Airstream Helmet are described. The need for regulations to reflect state of the art technology is discussed. The author concludes that the purpose of technological advances in the development of powered air purifying respirators is to improve human comfort.
Keywords
Equipment-design; Safety-engineering; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Health-protection; Headgear
Publication Date
19800901
Document Type
Formal Presentation
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
Source Name
Papers from the NIOSH International Respirator Research Workshop, September 9-11, 1980, Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
State
WV
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