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Document ID (ISN)104559
CIS number 06-220
ISSN - Serial title 1542-8117 - AIHA Journal
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Han D.H., Choi K.L.
Title Facial dimensions and predictors of fit for half-mask respirators in Koreans
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2003, Vol.64, No.6, p.815-822. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the relationship between facial dimensions and the fit of half-mask respirators using fit factors and selected good facial dimension predictors of fit for designing respirators for Korean workers. Three different brands of half-mask respirators were fit-tested on 112 men and 38 women. Before fit-testing, 10 facial dimensions were measured. Data were analyzed and facial dimensions to be preferentially considered when designing a half-mask respirator for Korean workers were identified.
Descriptors (primary) Korea, Republic of; anthropometry; leakage testing; facepieces; design of equipment; respirators
Descriptors (secondary) sex-linked differences; prediction; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Respiratory protection