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Anthropometry for Respirator Sizing.


PB221174

Publication Date 1972
Personal Author McConville, J. T.; Churchill, E.; Laubach, L. L.
Page Count 115
Abstract The following conclusions are drawn from this study: (1) An adequate source of head and face anthropometry measured on civilian industrial workers does not exist. (2) A broad and useful body of head and face anthropometric data is available for various U.S. military samples. These data can be used in the design and sizing of respirators for civilian industrial workers with a considerable degree of confidence. (3) The anthropometric data available from the U.S. Air Force 1967 survey and the U. S. Air Force Women's survey of 1968 are judged to be the most satisfactory of the military data. (4) Differences in head and face size among racial and ethnic subgroups are of little practical significance in respirator design. (5) The assumption that the female face is, for face piece design purposes, a small male face has not been adequately validated. (6) The regression equation method for sizing appears to offer some distinct advantages over the direct computation method. (7) A variety of sequential sampling procedures are available for testing masks for compliance with the desired standards. Portions of this document are not fully legible.
Keywords
  • Anthropometry
  • Respirators
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Human factors engineering
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Protective masks
  • Design criteria
  • Size determination
  • Regression analysis
Source Agency
  • Invalid Source Agency Code
NTIS Subject Category
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • 94F - Tooling, Machinery, & Tools
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
Corporate Authors Webb Associates, Inc., Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 197316
Contract Number
  • HSM-099-71-11
Anthropometry for Respirator Sizing.
Anthropometry for Respirator Sizing.
PB221174

  • Anthropometry
  • Respirators
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Human factors engineering
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Protective masks
  • Design criteria
  • Size determination
  • Regression analysis
  • Invalid Source Agency Code
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • 94F - Tooling, Machinery, & Tools
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • HSM-099-71-11
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