Since the ACS CCS Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in Research Laboratories document talks about control banding as a protection strategy, I thought the list might be interested in this page, which uses control banding to address respiratory proection around biological issues. There are interesting similarities and differences in using CB in the chemical vs. bio setting.
A support tool for choosing respiratory protection against bioaerosols
To help you choose appropriate, effective respiratory protection against infectious and non-infectious bioaerosols found in the workplace, which can be a complex task because of the lack of bioaerosol exposure standards.
Stakeholders in industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety and health professionals and physicians in a variety of sectors, including:
• Health care
A six-step approach that uses control banding, based on the hazard associated with bioaerosols and the exposure level of workers.
Several examples drawn from case studies illustrate the approach.
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Keene State College
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