|Document ID (ISN)||104089|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Respiratory protective equipment at work - A practical guide
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2005. iv, 60p. Illus. 42 ref. Price: GBP 10.95.
||This guide, aimed at employers and the self-employed as well as persons responsible for managing staff health and safety, provides essential guidance for the correct selection and use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in the workplace in order to comply with the law. It explains when RPE is to be used and presents a step-by-step approach for deciding on the right level of protection for a given hazardous substance and for the selection of the correct RPE for the particular wearer and the work environment. It also describes common misuses of RPE, and explains how to prevent them. Includes advice on how to ensure that the selected RPE keeps working effectively.
||United Kingdom; respirators; selection of equipment
||radiation protection; air purifying respirators; supplied air respirators; safety guides; harmful substances; air filtration; self-contained breathing apparatus; microorganisms
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)