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Handbook of Respiratory Protection

Safeguarding against Current and Emerging Hazards

Edited by: LeeAnn Racz , Dirk P. Yamamoto , Robert M. Eninger

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498781145
eBook ISBN: 9781351109079
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351109079
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Respiratory protection includes devices and management techniques for keeping people safe from hazardous materials. This handbook presents the state-of-the-art in respiratory protection technology as well as best management practices for work centers. Included are topics relevant to industry, government, and healthcare that provide guidance and tools for ensuring the best possible protection for workers. Most books on this topic are at least 20 years old. Research, technology and management techniques have advanced over the past two decades. This new handbook is needed to provide updated information relevant to today's occupational needs for industrial hygiene and safety professionals.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  An Overview of Respiratory Protection Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Types of Respirators Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Respirator Classification Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Respiratory System Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Speech Intelligibility during Respirator Wear Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Respiratory Protection Medical Clearance Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Ergonomics of Respiratory Protection Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Factors Influencing the Implementation of Respiratory Protective Equipment Programs in the Workplace Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Use of Respirators in an Academic Setting Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Social Marketing Campaign Promoting the Use of Respiratory Protection Devices among Farmers Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Respirator Fit Testing Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Performance of Elastomeric Respirators against Ultrafine Combustion Particles Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Impact of Facial Leakage on Respirator Efficiency: Recent Developments Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Respiratory Protection against Isocyanate Exposures Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Application of Activated Carbon Fibers in Respiratory Protection for Volatile Organic Compounds Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Facemasks and Respirators for the Prevention of Infection in Healthcare and Community Settings Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Efficacy of Face Shields against Cough Aerosol Droplets from a Cough Simulator Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Respiratory Protection for Medical First Responders and Receivers Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Respiratory Protection for Emergency Responders Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Evaluation of CBRN Canisters for Use in Post Fire Overhaul Environments: In Mask Analyte Sampling with Integrated Dynamic Breathing Machine Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Respiratory Protection against Nanoparticle Exposure in Workplaces Download PDF
Chapter  22:  An ab initio Approach for Modeling Respirator Penetration Distribution Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Improving Respirator Filter Formulations through Combinatorial Science Download PDF
Chapter  24:  US Air Force Respiratory Protection Studies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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