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The development of criteria for firefighters' gloves. Volume I: glove requirements.
Coletta-GC; Arons-IJ; Ashley-LE; Drennan-AP
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-134-A, 1976 Feb; :1-86
Standards for protective gloves used by firefighters (SIC-9224) are presented. Data on hand and wrist injuries among firefighters is presented along with general criteria for protective gloves, such as resistance to mechanical, thermal, chemical, and electrical damage. Existing glove standards are evaluated and deficiencies related to glove materials and styles are noted. New standards are proposed for glove classification, material, and performance. A prototype three component glove system is described, and test data on flame resistance and liquid penetration characteristics of various glove materials is included.
NIOSH-Author; Safety-equipment; Fire-protection-equipment; Mittens; Materials-testing; Personal-protective-equipment; Physical-properties
NTIS Accession No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-134-A
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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