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Respiratory Protection: A Guide for the Employee.


PB80189301

Publication Date 1978
Personal Author Karches, G. J.
Page Count 52
Abstract The use of respiratory protection systems in hazardous or toxic work place environments is discussed. Respiratory equipment selection is described based on the type and degree of exposure. Medical aspects of respiratory protection are considered, along with proper fitting techniques. Equipment maintenance and repair procedures are included. Four types of respiratory protective devices are described: air purifying, particulate removing filter respirators; air purifying, chemical cartridge and cannister respirators for gases and vapors; hose equipped, atmosphere supplying respirators; and self contained atmosphere supplying respirators.
Keywords
  • Protective clothing
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environments
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Exposure
  • Maintenance
  • Protection
  • Contamination
  • Equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 95 - Biomedical Technology & Human Factors Engineering
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198019
Respiratory Protection: A Guide for the Employee.
Respiratory Protection: A Guide for the Employee.
PB80189301

  • Protective clothing
  • Industrial medicine
  • Environments
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Exposure
  • Maintenance
  • Protection
  • Contamination
  • Equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 95 - Biomedical Technology & Human Factors Engineering
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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