FIT TO BREATHE
- NIOSH to mandate better-fitting respirators, ease fit-test requirements. // Hospital Employee Health;Aug2007, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p85
The article reports on the minimum standards for respirators proposed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) in the U.S. Under the proposed standards, manufacturer should prove that their N95 filtering face-piece respirators meet a minimal level of fit. According to...
- NIOSH seeks input from stakeholders on CBRN respirator modification. // Fire Engineering;Sep2008, Vol. 161 Issue 9, p66
The article reports on the acceptance of comments on "The Potential Modification of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Statement of Standard for a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Full Facepiece Air-Purifying Respirator (APR)" by the U.S....
- NIOSH Approves SCBA. // Professional Safety;Nov2002, Vol. 47 Issue 11, p45
Reports on the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's approval of the Spiromatic Models 9030, 6630 and 4530 self-contained breathing apparatuses for occupational use by emergency responders. Product features.
- NIOSH-approved respirator. // Materials Management in Health Care;Nov95, Vol. 4 Issue 11, p58
Reports on a respirator that has met the standards of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health regulations and the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for tuberculosis exposure control. Providing comfort to wearers; Resistance to fluid; Reducing the risk of exposure to...
- Respirator warning. Smith, S.L. // Occupational Hazards;Oct96, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p61
Reports on the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) issuance of a warning to users of supplied-air respirators about instances of false advertising that claim NIOSH respirator approvals for some products. Contact information.
- The Doctrine of SCBA. Coleman, Bonny J. // Fire Engineering;Feb2012, Vol. 165 Issue 2, p45
The article discusses the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) used by firefighters entering immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) atmospheres. Topics covered include definitions of IDLH by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the U.S....
- NIOSH releases Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports. // Fire Engineering;Sep2011, Vol. 164 Issue 9, p32
The article presents several reports issued by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NIOSH) as of September 2011, including the "Career Fire Fighter Dies From Fall Off Fire-Escape Ladder--Illinois."
- NIOSH releases reports on firefighter line-of-duty deaths. // Fire Engineering;Nov2011, Vol. 164 Issue 11, p24
The article reports on the release of fire safety reports from the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concerning line-of-duty deaths and injuries including two career firefighters in Illinois, seven career firefighters in California and a volunteer captain in Texas.
- Is a no-fit respirator on the horizon? // Occupational Health Management;Mar2009, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p31
The article reports on the effort of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in finalizing a proposed rule that will require manufacturers to design respirators that fit 10 designated facial widths and lengths. According to Roland BerryAnn of NIOSH, the proposed rule...