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Document ID (ISN)106422
CIS number 07-407
ISSN - Serial title Prevent Focus
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cluytmans Y.
Title Don't let work make you breathless
Original title Ne laissez pas le travail vous couper le souffle [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2006, No.3, p.4-8. Illus.
Abstract There are many situations in which workers cannot breathe the ambient air without risks to their health and need to wear respirators. This article discusses the selection of this equipment. Topics addressed: causes of respiratory impairment due to ambient air pollution; definitions of exposure limits, minimum protection factor, odour threshold; types of respirators; selection of the appropriate type of respirator; safe use of respirators.
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; toxic gases; respirators; selection of equipment; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) gas removing respirators; supplied air respirators; hypoxia; safe working methods; self-contained breathing apparatus; particulate removing respirators; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection