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How NIOSH views the question of industrial head protection.

Authors
Cook-WI
Source
Occup Health Saf 1979 Mar; 48(2):53-54
NIOSHTIC No.
00091766
Abstract
Existing, future, and interim standards for industrial head protection equipment were evaluated. The author mentions that NIOSH market surveys of industrial helmets identified some that were below performance standards. Industrial and governmental interlaboratory testing revealed considerable variation in impact test results despite the use of the same test standard. Although little useful information for helmet design exists, it was found that the Canadian Standards Association and Construction Safety Association injury data can be related to helmet performance standards. The author recommends the development of a certification program for helmets and replacement of a mechanical impact measuring device that was formerly used in the American National Standards Institute Standard with an electronic system.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Safety-headgear; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-equipment; Quality-standards; Industrial-hazards; Control-technology
CODEN
OHSADQ
Publication Date
19790301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0362-4064
Source Name
Occupational Health and Safety
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