Accession Number : ADA134912

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

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : DESteiguer,D ; Saldivar,J T ; Higgins,E A ; Funkhouser,G E

PDF Url : ADA134912

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A study was conducted to determine the degree of respiratory and visual protection given to the female crewmember by various crew oxygen mask/goggle combinations. The acceptance criteria for the mask/goggle combinations were for 10 of 12 test subjects to maintain a contaminant ratio of 0.05 or less in the oxygen mask and/or simultaneously 0.1 or less in the goggle while wearing eyeglasses. Of the 23 mask/goggle 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.

Descriptors :   *Oxygen masks, Flight crews, Females, Protection, Protective masks, Goggles, Test and evaluation, Standards, Requirements, Anthropometry, Males, Comparison

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE