For novices and experienced health and safety professionals alike, the Respiratory Protection Handbook fills a critical gap in the respiratory protection literature. This extensive guide provides all the information you need to dramatically expand your understanding of the concepts and day-to-day operations of respiratory protection. It is a fully self-contained text that expertly accomplishes two goals: first, for the novice, it clearly explains how to establish and implement an effective respiratory protection program; and second, for the experienced professional, it provides in-depth knowledge that goes beyond basics.
Respiratory Protection Handbook addresses the development of respiratory protection devices, the capabilities and limitations of specific respirators, the respirator certification system, how to select appropriate filters, how to predict the service life of sorbents, fit testing methods, assigned protection factors, and much more. Nowhere else will you find a single source on this topic containing so much information.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Essential Elements of an Effective Respiratory Protection Program. Respiration. Air Contaminants. Effects of Air Contaminants on the Human Body. Oxygen Deficiency. Removal of Airborne Particles from Air by Fibrous Medium. Removal of Gaseous Substances from Air by Solids. Respirators. Respirator Fit Testing, Fit Factors, Assigned Protection Factors, and Workplace Protection Factors. Test, Certification, and Approval of Respirators. Special Problems. Developments in Respiratory Protection. Respirator Testing and Certification. Filter Performance - I. Filter Performance - II. Sorbent Performance - I. Sorbent Performance - II. Development of Fit Testing Methods. Quantitative Fit Testing. Simulated Workplace Testing. Workplace Testing. Other Related Issues.
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