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Accession Number PB2014-100526
Title Statistical Performance of Proposed Panel Fit Test.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 36p
Personal Author D. Wilson
Abstract The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) proposes to establish total inward leakage (TIL) requirements under 42 CFR Part 84 for half-mask air-purifying particulate respirators, including both elastomeric face piece and filtering face piece types. The proposed new requirements specify TIL minimum performance requirements and testing to be conducted by NIOSH and respirator manufacturers. NIOSH published a proposed rule on total inward leakage requirements for respirators on October 30, 2009 and established and extended a public-comment period that ended September 30th, 2010. Public comments were collected into a regulatory docket accessible online. NIOSH received public comments that suggested that limitations of the proposed statistical test made the test undesirable and proposed alternatives. RTI reviewed the statistical properties of the proposed NIOSH statistical test and reviewed the public comments in the docket. This report presents the findings of these reviews.
Keywords Exposure levels
Face masks
Occupational safety and health
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protective equipment
Risk factors
Statistical data
Working conditions

Source Agency National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
68G - Environmental Health & Safety
95G - Protective Equipment
Corporate Author RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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