Speech To International Workshop on Respirator Research - Morgantown, West Virginia.
NIOSH 1980 Sep:79-86
Current and developing industrial needs with respect to improvement of respiratory protective equipment and respirator use are discussed and areas requiring additional research are identified. Research needs related to the identification of new and more effective sorbent systems, improvement of test methods and procedures, assessment of the effects of multiple air contaminants and assessment of the degree of protection provided by new devices are discussed. Research needs with respect to self contained breathing apparatus are summarized. The need for new and dynamic approaches to employee motivation and training is discussed. Uncertainties and technical problems related to quantitative fit testing are examined. The author concludes that industry must be a party to setting research priorities and to peer review of the resultant research.
Industrial-health-programs; Human-factors-engineering; Safety-engineering; Equipment-design; Safety-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment;
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
Papers from the NIOSH International Respirator Research Workshop, September 9-11, 1980, Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV