Respiratory Protection Handbook

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CRC Press, Jul 28, 2023 - Technology & Engineering - 560 pages

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.

 

Contents

1 Essential Elements of an Effective Respiratory Protection Program
1
2 Respiration
11
3 Air Contaminants
29
4 Effects of Air Contaminants on the Human Body
37
5 Oxygen Deficiency
47
6 Removal of Airborne Particles from Air by Fibrous Medium
51
7 Removal of Gaseous Substances from Air by Solids
57
8 Respirators
63
13 Testing and Certification Regulations
155
14 Filter Performance I
183
15 Filter Performance II
219
16 Sorbent Performance I
271
17 Sorbent Performance II
319
18 Development of Fit Testing Methods
369
Quantitative Fit Testing
397
Simulated Workplace Testing
433

9 Respirator Fit Testing Protection Factors
89
10 Test Certification and Approval of Respirators
99
11 Special Problems
103
12 Developments in Respiratory Protection
111
Workplace Protection Factor Studies
457
Other Related Issues
493
Index
525
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Bien, Ching-tsen; Revoir, William H.

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