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Respirator use and practices in industrial and commercial machinery and computer equipment manufacturing establishments: results of a national survey of private sector employers.

Authors
Doney-B; Greskevitch-M; Groce-D; Syamlal-G; Bang-KM
Source
Ind Mach Dig 2009 Jan; (1):19
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20036118
Abstract
Introduction: In 2001, the Survey of Respirator Use and Practices gathered information on respirator use from 40,002 randomly selected U.S. establishments.1 The survey collected data on the types of respiratory protection used by workers at an establishment, assessment of medical fitness to wear respirators, types of respirator fit tests performed, and presence of substances that prompted the decision to use respiratory protection. Findings and Discussion: In 2001, approximately 12.9% or an estimated 7,494 establishments in the Industrial Machinery and Equipment industry used respirators for required purposes as compared with 4.5% of establishments in All Private Industry. Workers in Industrial Machinery and Equipment used respirators in similar proportions as workers in All Private Industry (2.7% vs. 3.1%).1 Compared with All Private Industry, a smaller proportion of respirator-using establishments in Industrial Machinery and Equipment used disposable dust masks (59.3% vs. 71.3%), and a larger proportion used air-supplied respirators (3.7% vs. 0.7%).
Keywords
Questionnaires; Statistical-analysis; Respirators; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protection; Surveillance
Contact
B. Doney, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1095 Willowdale Road, Mail Stop HG-900.2, Morgantown, WV 26505
Publication Date
20090116
Document Type
Journal Article; Trade
Email Address
bdoney@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1542-5223
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Industrial Machinery Digest
State
WV
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