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Document ID (ISN)38726
CIS number 82-2010
Year 1980
Convention or series no. ANSI Z88.2-1980
Title Practices for respiratory protection
Bibliographic information American National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10018, USA, 22 May 1980. 38p. 28 ref. Price: US-$7.00.
Abstract This standard (effective 22 May 1980) sets forth accepted practices for respirator users, provides information and guidance for their proper selection, use, and care, and contains recommended requirements for establishing and regulating respirator programmes. It covers the use of respirators to protect persons against the inhalation of harmful air contaminants and against oxygen deficient atmospheres in the workplace. The following are not covered: underwater breathing devices; aircraft oxygen systems; medical inhalators and resuscitators. Contents: definitions; respirator programme requirements; classification of respiratory hazards; classification, description, and limitations of respirators; selection, use, maintenance; special problems (vision, communications, confined spaces, low and high environmental temperatures); evaluation of respirator effectiveness; reference to other standards, regulations and manuals. Appendices: approval agencies; physiological and psychological limitations for respirator wearers; oxygen deficiency; respirator fitting tests.
Descriptors (primary) USA; respirators; personal protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) work in confined spaces; preventive maintenance; facepieces; standard; breathing resistance; speech intelligibility; oxygen deficiency
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Personal protection