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Human variability and respirator sizing.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-146, 1976 Mar; :1-88
Anthropometry is discussed and data are given to assist in the designing and sizing of respirator facepieces. Racial, ethnic, and sex differences in the measurements or proportions are discussed. A sizing and design concept and a research procedure are recommended with diagrams and descriptions of head and face measurements.
NIOSH-Author; Sex-factors; Racial-factors; Measurement-instrumentation; Personal-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-146
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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