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.
An Overview of Respiratory Protection. Types of Respirators. Respirator Classification. The Respiratory System. Speech Intelligibility During Respirator Wear. Respiratory Protection Medical Clearance. The Ergonomics of Respiratory Protection. Factors Influencing the Implementation of RPE Programs in the Workplace. Respiratory Protection Program Management in an Academic Setting. Social Marketing Campaign Promoting the Use of Respiratory Protection Devices Among Farmers. Respirator Fit Testing. Performance of Elastomeric Respirators Against Ultrafine Combustion Particles. Impact of Faceseal Leakage on Respirator Efficiency: Recent Developments. Respiratory Protection from Isocyanate Exposures. Breakthrough Curves for toluene Adsorption of Different Types of Activated Carbon Fibers: Application in Respiratory Protection. Facemasks for the Prevention of Infection in Healthcare and Community Settings. Efficacy of Face Shields against Cough Aerosol Droplets from a Cough Simulator. Respiratory Protection for Medical First Responders and Receivers. Respiratory Protection for Emergency Responders. Evaluation of CBRN Canisters for Use Post Fire Overhaul Environments: In Mask Analyte Sampling with Integrated Dynamic Breathing Machine. Respiratory Protection against Nanoparticle Exposure in Workplaces. An ab initio Approach for Modeling Respirator Penetration Distribution. Improving Respirator Filter Formulations through Combinatorial Science. US Air Force Research in Respiratory Protection.
This series presents the fundamentals of emerging issues in environmental and occupational health. It specifically focuses on their impact to human health. With advances in analytical technology, our understanding of environmental health issues has dramatically increased over the past several years. Topics such as drinking water treatment in austere environments, air pollution in urban and developing areas, indoor air quality, and emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment are relevant to today’s researchers and policy makers. Likewise, protection for workers’ health is ever-increasing, and this series addresses the state-of-the-art in topics such as respiratory protection, radiation protection, engineering controls, and management techniques.