Second Webinar to Discuss Variability of Respirator Fit-test Panels

Published August 8, 2013

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, NIOSH will host an interactive webinar about a recent study that assessed the fluctuation between bivariate panels used in respirator fit-testing. This webinar follows the discussion that took place during the agency’s July 23 webinar about the study, which tested five N95 filtering facepiece and five elastomeric respirators with N95 filters on three different 40-member even-subject-distribution panels and three different 35-member U.S. respirator user population-based panels.

The Aug. 20 webinar will include discussion focused on further data analysis, such as within respirator type variability, pass/fail rate comparisons, use of cell clouds to evaluate “size specific” data, inter-rater statistics for analysis of panel variability, and more.

To learn more or to register, visit NIOSH’s webinar page.