Medical standards for fitness to wear respiratory protective equipment

Gemma Milligan, Patrick John Morgan, M. Doig, Mike Tipton

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This publication was produced by the Energy Institute’s Health Technical Committee (HTC) and will be of primary interest to occupational physicians and other related professionals working in the international oil and gas industry.

Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is used on a regular basis in numerous areas of the offshore and onshore energy industries. This technical publication addresses the medical standards for fitness to wear RPE where it is required as part of normal duties. Those using RPE in their role as fire fighters should consult the recommended guidelines assessing the physical capability and functional capacity requirements for emergency response teams (ERT).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEnergy Institute
Commissioning bodyEnergy Institute
ISBN (Print)9781787253681
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023


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