Personal Equipment for Low Seam Coal Miners: IX. Development and Testing of Knit Fabric Gloves.
Sanders-MS; Krohn-GS; Downing-JV; Shaw-BE
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This report discusses the development and testing of prototype gloves for underground mining work. An analysis of hsac hand-finger injuries revealed three high-risk jobs: laborer, mechanic, and roof bolter. Laboratory tests of dexterity and protection were performed using six off-the-shelf gloves. Two prototype gloves were developed. Both were kevlar-cotton blend knit gloves. One had polyvinyl "ks" screened on the palm and fingers, and a hand pad sewn into the palm. The other prototype had the palm and fingers coated with a solid layer of polyvinyl and had no hand pad. Field tests revealed that the solid-coated gloves were preferred by workers, but that the polyvinyl melted when working with hot drill steels.
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