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Document ID (ISN)104089
CIS number 05-414
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2904-X
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSG 53
Health and Safety Executive
Title Respiratory protective equipment at work - A practical guide
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2005. iv, 60p. Illus. 42 ref. Price: GBP 10.95.
Abstract This guide, aimed at employers and the self-employed as well as persons responsible for managing staff health and safety, provides essential guidance for the correct selection and use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in the workplace in order to comply with the law. It explains when RPE is to be used and presents a step-by-step approach for deciding on the right level of protection for a given hazardous substance and for the selection of the correct RPE for the particular wearer and the work environment. It also describes common misuses of RPE, and explains how to prevent them. Includes advice on how to ensure that the selected RPE keeps working effectively.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; respirators; selection of equipment
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protection; air purifying respirators; supplied air respirators; safety guides; harmful substances; air filtration; self-contained breathing apparatus; microorganisms
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection