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Respiratory Protection Handbook

1st Edition

By Ching-tsen Bien, William H. Revoir

CRC Press

560 pages

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Hardback: 9780873712811
pub: 1997-02-13
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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


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


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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety