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Document ID (ISN)107593
CIS number 08-215
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-136-1
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Studies and Research Projects RG-501
Author(s) Lavoie J., Cloutier Y., Lara J., Marchand G.
Title Guide on respiratory protection against bioaerosols: Recommendations on its selection and use
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, 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-501.pdf [in English]
Abstract This guide is intended, among others, for workers in household waste sorting centres, wastewater treatment plants, agricultural enterprises, food and beverage processing companies and hospitals. It provides a description of the respirators and filtration mechanisms, as well as 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) refuse collection; Canada; Quebec; report; infectious diseases; sewage treatment; selection of equipment; hospitals; agriculture; food industry; beverage industry; air filtration
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Biological hazards
Respiratory protection