Nick Vaughan

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Air-fed visors are commonly used for protection against exposure to airborne isocyanates during paint spraying. Protection levels for this class of equipment are theoretically adequate, yet isocyanate sensitization in this occupation still occurs. The work reported here set out to establish the level of respiratory protection that is achieved during real(More)
Workplace performance measurement of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is fundamental to the understanding of how well wearers are protected. It forms the basis for guidance on which the selection of appropriate equipment is based. However, the measurement of this performance is open to many sources of interference and inaccuracy, reducing the value(More)
DESCRIPTION An 83-year-old Jehovah's witness presented with a 4-month history of dysphagia and neck discomfort. She was known to have a thyroid adenoma, originally diagnosed back in the 1960s, but declined operative treatment at the time due to religious issues surrounding the need for a blood transfusion. Shewas presently concerned about a progressive(More)
Air-fed suits are used for protection from radioactive particulate contamination. Managing air-fed suit operations safely and efficiently involves complex interactions between people, personal protective equipment and work systems. The nuclear industry and the Office for Nuclear Regulation identified the need for clear guidance on the non-radiological(More)
This article describes the evaluation of an open-access web-based respiratory protective equipment selector tool (RPE-Select, accessible at This tool is based on the principles of the COSHH-Essentials (C-E) control banding (CB) tool, which was developed for the exposure risk management of hazardous chemicals(More)
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