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Document ID (ISN)101020
CIS number 03-103
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Torloni M.
Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego
Title Respiratory protection programme - Recommendations, selection and use of respirators
Original title Programa de proteção respiratória - Recomendações, seleção e uso de respiradores [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, São Paulo, SP 05409-002, Brazil, 2002. 127p. Illus. 36 ref. Price: BRL 10.00.
Abstract This publication provides practical guidance on designing a respiratory protection programme as well as on the selection and use of respirators. Contents: requirements applicable to respiratory protection programmes; qualifications required for managing a respiratory protection programme and responsibilities of the responsible person; written procedures for routine and emergency use; factors influencing the selection of equipment (routine work, work in confined spaces, in IDLH atmospheres or under reduced pressure, other factors); training in the use of the equipment; air-tightness testing; maintenance; inspection and storage; breathing air for self-contained or compressed air respirators. The 11 appendices provide additional information (glossary, procedures for cleaning and carrying out air-tightness testing, evaluation of the aptitude of workers to wearing the respirators, classification of respirators according to their mode of work).
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; selection of equipment; training material; plant safety and health organization; respirators
Descriptors (secondary) health programmes; hazardous locations; work in confined spaces; glossary; self-contained breathing apparatus; qualifications; equipment testing; training manuals
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
OSH training