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Document ID (ISN)110055
CIS number 09-1116
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zhuang Z., Groce D., Ahlers H.W., Iskander W., Landsittel D., Guffey S., Benson S., Viscusi D., Shaffer R.E.
Title Correlation between respirator fit and respirator fit test panel cells by respirator size
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.5, No.10, p.617-628. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) reliability; leakage testing; respirators
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; individual variables; USA; description of technique; selection of equipment; facepieces; anthropometry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection