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Workplace protection factor
Domain: Health and safety at work => Preventive measures => Personal protective equipment
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
The level of respiratory protection measured, which can be expressed as follows:
Ratio between the breathing zone concentration (outside the facepiece) of a chosen hazardous substance and its concentration inside the facepiece (suitable sampler being placed as near as possible to the mouth of respiratory protective device wearer) of a correctly functioning respiratory protective device when correctly worn and used in the work place.
Definition source
British Standards Institute, Respiratory protective devices. Recommendations for selection, use, care and maintenance; BS EN 529:2005
European legislation
Directives 89/391/EEC, 89/656/EEC, 89/686/EEC
British legislation
The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992, SI 1992/2966.
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