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Development of standards for head protective devices.
Occupational safety research specifically related to personal protection - a symposium, January 1974, Cincinnati, Ohio. Rentos PG, Kamin JI, eds. Washington, DC: 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. 75-143, 1975 May; :27-47
The development of standards for head protective devices are reviewed. Existing standards and testing methods for industrial protective helmets are described. Statistics on the frequency and type of industrial head injuries are presented. Research conducted on helmets to arrive at recommended performance standards suggested by the Wayne State Cerebral Concussion Tolerance Curve are summarized. The authors suggest further research on human tolerance to head impact, development of improved headforms, and collection of data on the frequency, magnitude, and location of industrial head impacts.
Materials-testing; Health-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-equipment; Head-protective-equipment
Occupational safety research specifically related to personal protection - a symposium, January 1974, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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