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Development of standards for industrial and firefighters head protective devices.

Authors
Scalone-AA
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Contract 099-72-0086, 1973 Aug; :1-310
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NIOSHTIC No.
00023929
Abstract
A series of standards are presented for industrial and firefighters head protective devices. The standards are: (a) a performance standard which lists the attributes and levels of performance for four classes of industrial head protective devices, (b) a testing standard, which describes test methods, procedures, and equipment for each attribute to be tested, and (c) a user standard which describes how industrial and firefighters head protective devices are to be properly selected, used and maintained. Topics include: needs for head protection, including head injury accident frequency, types, and severity; anthropometry of the head; human factors considerations, including helmet weight, size, comfort, fit, thermal characteristics, material skin reactions, aesthetic characteristics, and restriction of sensory processes; headgear requirements; methods of head protection; test requirements, including conditioning, impact, penetration, electrical insulation, flammability, and retention testing.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0086; Criteria; Personal-protective-equipment; Regulations; Safety-helmets; Physical-properties; Mechanical-properties; Human-factors-engineering; Performance-levels; Accident-prevention; Safety-equipment
Publication Date
19730813
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-225163
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-099-72-0086; TR-053-73
NIOSH Division
DLCD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NY; OH
Performing Organization
Dayton T. Brown, Inc., Church Street, Bohemia, Long Island, New York
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