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Measuring respirator use in the workplace.

Authors
Committee on Review of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Bureau of Labor Statistics Respirator Use Survey
Source
Kalsbeek WD, Plewes TJ, McGowan E, eds., Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2007 May; :1-81
NIOSHTIC No.
20033435
Abstract
As part of a multifaceted look at the inherited and evolving portfolio of the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), the laboratory asked the National Academies to undertake a special look at the informational underpinnings of the NPPTL program to promote effective use of respirator equipment in the workplace. The primary focus of the committee inquiry was to be on a landmark survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - the 2001 Survey of Respirator Use and Practices (SRUP). NIOSH had commissioned and collaborated with BLS to conduct a nationwide respirator survey in 2001. The purpose of this survey was to evaluate respirator use and practices in the workplace to help guide NIOSH respirator certification and research. The survey results were published in September 2003 in a report entitled "Respirator Usage in Private Sector Firms." The survey findings suggest that there may be certain aspects of respiratory protection that are not compliant or are only partially compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Mine Safety and Health Administration regulations.
Keywords
Questionnaires; Respirators; Respiratory-protection; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Personal-protection; Behavior-patterns
Publication Date
20070521
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Kalsbeek-WD; Plewes-TJ; McGowan-E
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780309102889
Identifying No.
Contract-200-2005-10881
Source Name
Measuring Respirator Use in the Workplace
State
DC
Performing Organization
National Academy of Sciences
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