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Document ID (ISN)104698
CIS number 06-7
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG288(rev1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Selection of suitable respiratory protective equipment for work with asbestos
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, rev. ed., 2003. 25p. 13 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This guidance is aimed at employers and self-employed contractors in the building industry, at persons working with asbestos-containing insulation materials and at safety representatives. It provides advice on selecting the appropriate respirators and making sure they are used correctly and maintained in good condition. Contents: why respirators are necessary; when they should be provided; control measures to be applied before resorting to respirators; selection of respirators; evaluation of expected exposure concentrations; protection factors; facepiece fit testing; consulting employees; maintenance, training and supervision; common misuses of respirators when working with asbestos. Replaces CIS 03-352.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; asbestos; respirators; building industry; asbestos removal
Descriptors (secondary) supervision of use of protective equipment; selection of equipment; exposure evaluation; safety guides; replaced; protection criteria; leakage testing
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Construction industry and civil engineering