|Document ID (ISN)||110055|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Zhuang Z., Groce D., Ahlers H.W., Iskander W., Landsittel D., Guffey S., Benson S., Viscusi D., Shaffer R.E.
||Correlation between respirator fit and respirator fit test panel cells by respirator size
||Oct. 2008, Vol.5, No.10, p.617-628. Illus. 22 ref.
||NIOSH recently completed a study to develop an anthropometric database of the measurements of heads and faces of respirator users. Based on the data collected, researchers developed two new panels for fit testing half-facepiece and full-facepiece respirators. One of the new panels uses face length and face width. The other panel is based on principal component analysis to identify the linear combination of facial dimensions that best explains facial variations. The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between respirator fit and the NIOSH panels for various respirator sizes. Based on fit tests with 30 subjects, findings support the selection of the facial dimensions for developing the new NIOSH bivariate respirator fit test panel.
||reliability; leakage testing; respirators
||public OSH institutions; individual variables; USA; description of technique; selection of equipment; facepieces; anthropometry
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)