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Document ID (ISN)103654
CIS number 04-662
ISBN(s) 2-551-22448-9
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-360
Author(s) Nadeau D., Perrault G.
Title Medical evaluation of users of respirators
Original title Evaluation médicale des utilisateurs d'appareils de protection respiratoire [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2004. iii, 52p. Illus. 20 ref. Price: CAD 6.42. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-360.pdf [in French]
Abstract The Occupational Safety and Health Institute of the Canadian Province of Quebec (Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail - IRSST) set up a working group of experts to develop guidelines on the medical evaluation of users of respirators and to identify the approach that would be the most practical and efficient in the context of Quebec. The objective was to facilitate the selection of respirators that is most suited to the workers. Three aspects of this issue are presented in this report: defining the principles of the medical evaluation of workers' capacity to use respirators; defining the decision algorithm based on these principles; description of a functional test that supports the application of the algorithm.
Descriptors (primary) supervision of use of protective equipment; Quebec; industrial physicians; medical examinations; respirators
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; Canada; report; state of health; directive; work capacity; work aptitude; selection of equipment; comfort assessment; physical workload
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety supervision
Respiratory protection