Accession Number:

ADA134912

Title:

THe Objective Evaluation of Aircrew Protective Breathing Equipment. V. Mask/Goggles Combinations for Female Crewmembers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Report Date:

1983-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted to determine the degree of respiratory and visual protection given to the female crewmember by various crew oxygen maskgoggle combinations. The acceptance criteria for the maskgoggle combinations were for 10 of 12 test subjects to maintain a contaminant ratio of 0.05 or less in the oxygen mask andor simultaneously 0.1 or less in the goggle while wearing eyeglasses. Of the 23 maskgoggle combinations tested with female subjects, 8 failed to meet the acceptance criteria for adequate protection. Comparison tests on anthropometric data from male and female subjects suggest that the failures may be due, in part, to size differences in cranial and facial dimensions.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE