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Document ID (ISN)103784
CIS number 05-230
Year 2003
Convention or series no. INRS ED 105
Author(s) Balty I.
Title Respirators and health care services
Original title Appareils de protection respiratoire et mÚtiers de la santÚ [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2003. 4p. Illus. 3 ref. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/01AC988717C10766C1256E280043D7A7/$FILE/ed105.pdf [in French]
Abstract In order to protect the respiratory tract of health care workers exposed to infectious agents, one needs to select appropriate personal protective equipment. However, there is often confusion as to whether surgical masks or respirators are best suited. The purpose of this information sheet is to clarify the issue. Written in the form of answers to frequently-asked questions, it explains the selection and use of respiratory protective equipment under the specific conditions that prevail in the health care environment.
Descriptors (primary) France; particulate removing respirators; biological hazards; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) inhalation; data sheet; selection of equipment; aerosols
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Health care services
Biological hazards