Respiratory Protection Against Hazardous Biological Agents: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Respiratory Protection Against Hazardous Biological Agents

1st Edition

By Katarzyna Majchrzycka, Malgorzata Okrasa, Justyna Szulc

CRC Press

184 pages | 47 B/W Illus.

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Description

The threats of biological airborne hazards are a global danger throughout the world today. Respiratory Protection Against Hazardous Biological Agents, covers sources and practices of bioaerosol sampling, and prevention of these airborne hazards. The most common workplace hazard is poor air quality. The book provides the basic principles of a safe work environment in the conditions where workers might be exposed to harmful bioaerosols. It presents key characteristics of biological hazards and the effects on the human body. It examines microbial growth in filtering materials along with the details of specific risks for users of respiratory protective devices. The book will present the reader a guide on how to measure risk of exposure of biological agents and properly select protective respiratory devices. The book is ideal for the health and safety professional and respiratory experts in the field.

Features:

  • Evaluates the risk of exposure to biological agents
  • Describes the characteristics of biological factors and the effects on the human body
  • Training on the importance protective respiratory devices
  • Examines microorganisms in the work environment
  • Provides examples and case studies

"Protection against harmful bioaerosol is one of today’s major concerns. This applies both to people in and outside the work environment. In this book renowned scientists provide up-to-date and authoritative reviews of the latest scientific research and practice that has contributed to our understanding of the harmfulness of the bioaerosol and protection against it. A detailed discussion of bioaerosol protection methods and equipment as well as presenting future trends in prognostic modeling are the undeniable value of this monograph. This comprehensive book is indispensable for anyone involved in occupational and environmental hygiene, biological hazard, recognition and control in occupational and public environments."

— Bogumił Brycki, Adam Mickiewicz University

Reviews

"Protection against harmful bioaerosol is one of today’s major concerns. This applies both to people in and outside the work environment. In this book renowned scientists provide up-to-date and authoritative reviews of the latest scientific research and practice that has contributed to our understanding of the harmfulness of the bioaerosol and protection against it. A detailed discussion of bioaerosol protection methods and equipment as well as presenting future trends in prognostic modeling are the undeniable value of this monograph. This comprehensive book is indispensable for anyone involved in occupational and environmental hygiene, biological hazard, recognition and control in occupational and public environments."

Bogumił Brycki, Adam Mickiewicz University

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Biological factors. 3. Assessment of the risk of exposure to biological agents. 4. Individual protection of the respiratory system. 5. Ways to improve the safety of filtering. 6. Good practices related to the selection and use of respiratory protective equipment.

About the Authors

Katarzyna Majchrzycka, PhD, DSc is the Head of the Department of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute. She carries out activities directed at research in the area of protective and utility parameters of personal protective equipment, proper selection and development of new solutions and manufacturing technologies. Her primary research focusing on the filtering materials used to protect against bioaerosols. She has participated in several research projects and is the author or co-author of 15 patents and over 90 publications. She is a laureate of numerous awards in field of innovativeness, scientific research and new technologies in developing advanced PPE and an active member of the European Co-ordination of Notified Bodies concerning PPE directive 89/686/EEC, as a representative of Poland at the Horizontal Meeting. Małgorzata Okrasa, PhD, physicist, researcher in the field of respiratory protection) works in the Laboratory of Respiratory Protective Devices, Department of Personal Protective Equipment at Central Institute of Labour Protection – National Research Institute, Poland. She is actively involved in the fields of safety research and environmental engineering, especially in relation to occupational exposure to harmful airborne substances; PPE design, fabrication and testing with respect to existing hazards and working conditions. Justyna Szulc, PhD, microbiologist, Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology, Lodz University of Technology, Poland) researcher in the field of harmful biological agents at the workplaces, airborne microorganisms, antimicrobial activity of technical materials. She is coauthor 35 publications in WoS, h index=8. Member of Polish Society of Microbiologists.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety