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NIOSH testimony on respiratory protection by R. W. Niemeier, May 15, 1995.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1995 May; :1-11
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00228295
Abstract
This testimony summarized information and comments from NIOSH regarding the proposed rule on the use of respiratory protection. Regarding scope and application, NIOSH suggests that OSHA adequately describes employer responsibilities but suggests that OSHA consider adding a paragraph regarding the voluntary use of respirators. Information is provided on definitions, including fit check, fit factor, quantitative fit test, and qualitative fit test. The NIOSH views on assigned protection factors, aerosol size criterion, immediately dangerous to life and health values, oxygen deficient atmospheres, chemical contaminant atmospheres, respirator fit testing, medical evaluation criteria, the reuse of disposable respirators, beards and respirators, contact lenses and respirators and the selection of powered air purifying respirators are each discussed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Breathing-atmospheres; Oxygen-deficient-atmospheres
Publication Date
19950515
Document Type
Testimony
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB95-267613
NTIS Price
A03
NIOSH Division
DSDTT
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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