|Document ID (ISN)||109216|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Syamlal G., Doney B., Bang K.M., Greskevitch M., Groce D., Ganocy S., Hoffman W.
||Medical fitness evaluation for respirator users: Results of a national survey of private sector employers
||June 2007, Vol.49, No.6, p.691-699. Illus. 23 ref.
||A survey was carried out on respirator use and practices in private sector establishments in the United States. Among establishments where respirators were required, 46% did not evaluate employees' medical fitness. Evaluations for fitness increased with establishment size, ranging from 35% in small establishments (1-10 workers) to 95% in large establishments (≥1000 workers). Questionnaire with a follow-up examination, as needed, was the most common method of evaluating medical fitness. Results show that about half of all private sector establishments where respirators are required do not comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements evaluating medical fitness.
||state of health; medical examinations; respirators; physical fitness
||small enterprises; public OSH institutions; questionnaire survey; large enterprises; USA
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)