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AS/NZS 1715:2009



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Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment

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Sets out requirements and guidelines for respiratory protection. Includes discussion of respiratory hazards, the assessment of associated risks and various methods of control including the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

This Standard sets out the principles of respiratory protection, requirements and recommendations for the selection, use and maintenance of personal respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in the workplace.This Standard does not deal with military applications for RPE, but includes special needs of personnel involved in a special response hazardous material (HAZMAT) incident where respiratory concerns need to be addressed.This Standard does not deal with the special circumstances associated with the use of RPE in diving and underwater breathing (see AS/NZS 2299 and AS 2815), the use of RPE in aircraft, or the use of life support respirators for medical or resuscitation purposes (see AS 2488).

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First published in Australia as AS CZ11-1960.Second edition 1968.AS CZ11-1968 revised and redesignated AS 1715-1975.Second edition 1982.Third edition 1991. First published in New Zealand as part of NZS 1586-1961 (being endorsement of BS 2091:1954 with amendments).NZS 1586-1961 revised and redesignated in part as NZS 2267:1969.NZS 2267:1969 replaced by NZS/AS 1715-1991 (harmonized 1992).NZS 2267:1969 withdrawn 1992. Jointly revised and designated as Joint Standard AS/NZS 1715:1994.Fifth edition 2009. Originated in Australia as AS CZ11-1960. Originated in New Zealand as part of NZS 1586:1961. Previous edition AS/NZS 1715:1994. Fifth edition 2009.

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