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Document ID (ISN)107327
CIS number 07-1481
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-126-2
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches RG-497
Author(s) Lavoie J., Cloutier Y., Lara J., Marchand G.
Title Guide on respiratory protection against bioaerosols - Recommendations for selection and use
Original title Guide sur la protection respiratoire contre les bioaérosols - Recommandations sur le choix et l'utilisation [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal H3A 3C2, Quebec, Canada, 2007. v, 30p. Illus. 53 ref. Price: CAD 7.42. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RG-497.pdf [in French]
Abstract This guide is primarily aimed at workers in domestic waste sorting centres, wastewater treatment plants, farms, food and beverage processing industries and hospitals. It provides a description of respirators and their filtration mechanisms, together with information on their fit, seal and maintenance. It also provides information on the respiratory protection required for infectious and non-infectious bioaerosols.
Descriptors (primary) aerosols; biological hazards; respirators
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; Canada; Quebec; report; maintenance; hand sorting; safety guides; waste disposal; hospitals; food industry; beverage industry; sewage treatment; selection of equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Respiratory protection