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Safety information profile: safety by effective illumination and color.

Authors
Burton-DJ; Broadwater-KJ
Source
NIOSH 1979 Apr; :1-52
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091528
Abstract
A safety information profile is presented for the uses of industrial lighting and color. Different types of lighting and the uses of color for psychological benefits and hazard identification are described. Health and safety hazards are discussed in terms of inappropriate quantity and quality of light. Current controls for the proper use of light and color are reviewed, and statistics are given for accidents associated with insufficient lighting. Industry trends are discussed. Related and proposed federal standards are considered, and a list of names and addresses of associations and other interested parties is provided. It is concluded that the contribution of visibility factors to accidents is underrated, and that the primary considerations for industrial lighting are proper quality and quantity. Recommendations cite the need for routine inspection of lighting systems, federal adoption of a vision conservation program, and further study to determine optimum lighting conditions.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0130; Safety-programs; Safety-practices; Safety-equipment; Accident-statistics; Industrial-operations; Industrial-processes; Industrial-equipment; Industrial-hazards; Lighting; Lighting-systems
Publication Date
19790401
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-154145
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Contract-210-78-0130
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia
State
VA; WV
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