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An integrated sampling system for measuring workplace protection factors for gases and vapors.

Authors
Groves-W; Reynolds-S
Source
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, June 1-6, 2002, San Diego, California. Fairfax, VA: American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2002 Jun; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20024362
Abstract
Respirator Use. NIOSH/BLS Respirator Survey (2001). Respirators used by 3.3 million employees in 281,000 businesses. 264,000 establishments using non-powered air purifying respirators (APRs). 107,000 use APRs for "Other Dust". 111,000 use APRs for "Paint Vapors". Introduction - APFs. Assigned protection of OSHA standard reserve. Limited WPF data available. OSHA planned to promulgate APF provisions in the future. NIOSH and ANSI guidelines. Introduction - WPFs. Why so little data on WPFs? Tedious sampling. Analytical challenges. Temperature, humidity, sensitivity. Continuous vs intermittent sampling. How to address lung retention. Limited resources - not a priority.
Keywords
Sampling; Sampling-methods; Exposure-levels; Air-samples; Air-sampling; Personal-protective-equipment; Respirators; Respiratory-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Air-purifiers; Air-purifying-respirators; Air-purification
Publication Date
20020601
Document Type
Abstract
Funding Amount
108000
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-000177
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, June 1-6, 2002, San Diego, California
State
CA; PA
Performing Organization
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
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