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Factors affecting respirator tolerance.

Authors
Harber-P; Bansal-S; Santiago-S; Liu-D; Yun-D; Us-S; Liu-Y
Source
Personal Protective Technology Program Stakeholders Meeting, March 3, 2009. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2003 Mar; :15
NIOSHTIC No.
20038996
Abstract
Both the decision analysis and experimental approaches suggest: 1.) There is a "trade-off" between respirator protection factor and protection of workers! i.e., highly protective respirators that are not used may actually be less protective to public health than less effective devices that far better tolerated & more widely available; 2.) Since we do not (yet) know which outcomes are most important, respirator design & evaluation should consider multiple domains: (physiologic impact,respiratory adaptation, multiple subjective components, work productivity, & actual utilization).
Keywords
Equipment-design; Face-masks; Filters; Injury-prevention; Analytical-processes; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Physiological-effects; Physiological-factors; Physiological-measurements; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Pulmonary-system; Respirators; Respiratory-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Risk-analysis; Safety-engineering; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Standards; Work-environment; Worker-motivation; Workplace-studies
Contact
Philip Harber, UCLA Occupational-Environmental Preventive Medicine, 10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Publication Date
20090303
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-008119
Priority Area
Personal Protective Technology
Source Name
Personal Protective Technology Program Stakeholders Meeting, March 3, 2009
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California, Los Angeles
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