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Document ID (ISN)38701
CIS number 82-2008
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Greenough G.K.
Title Experience with the "Airstream" helmet-respirator in mining
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive, Red Hill, Sheffield S3 7HQ, United Kingdom, 1982. 7p. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Despite great advances in mining dust control and a marked reduction in the prevalence of pneumoconiosis and silicosis, it is becoming increasingly accepted that dust control alone is unlikely to eliminate pneumoconiosis in the foreseeable future, whereas a combination of dust control and a moderately efficient respirator could virtually eliminate the disease. Conventional face-mask respirators are uncomfortable and are not an acceptable solution to the problem. This paper, presented at the International Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety in Mining and Tunnelling (Prague, 21-25 June 1982), describes the "Airstream" self-contained helmet respirator, designed to provide respiratory protection in a more comfortable and acceptable form. Service experience and proposed further development are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) dust helmets; respirable dust; coal mining; particulate removing respirators; underground mining
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; dust control
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Head protection
Mining and quarrying
Respiratory protection