Respirator use and practices in instruments and related products manufacturing establishments: results of a national survey of private sector employers.
Doney-B; Greskevitch-M; Groce-D; Syamlal-G; Bang-KM
Instrum Sci Technol 2009 May; 37(3):359-365
In 2001, the Survey of Respirator Use and Practices gathered information on respirator use from 40,002 private U.S. establishments including the types of respirators used by workers, assessment of medical fitness to wear respirators, types of respirator fit tests, and presence of substances that prompted respirator use. Of respirator-using Instruments Manufacturing establishments, 22% did not provide training regarding the need, use, limitations, and capabilities of respirators; 37% did not provide assessment for medical fitness to wear respirators or didn't know if such an assessment was conducted; and 68% had three or more indicators of a potentially inadequate respiratory protection program.
Air-filters; Air-purifying-respirators; Air-quality-monitoring; Breathing; Breathing-zone; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Questionnaires; Respiratory-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Statistical-analysis; Work-analysis; Work-operations; Work-practices; Workplace-studies; Surveillance;
Author Keywords: Questionnaires; Respirators; Respiratory system disorders; Silica dusts; Worker health
Mark Greskevitch, CDC, NIOSH, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, 1095 Willowdale Rd,Mail Stop HG-900-2, Morgantown, WV 26505
Journal Article; Academic/Scholarly
Instrumentation Science & Technology