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Improved Knee Protective Devices for Mine Workers.
Thal-Larsen EP; Sleight RB
NIOSH 1972 Jan:90 pages
The finding of a study of knee pad requirements for miners are summarized. Available literature and statistics on knee injuries are reviewed along with the costs and protective characteristics of selected currently available protective knee pads. Anthropomorphic data is included for average miner populations. Performance specifications are outlined for the outer shell, inner cushion, and fastening device of the knee pad. Three prototype designs are included.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-71-0005; Mine-workers; Bone-disorders; Knee-disorders; Knee-protection; Health-surveys; Occupational-medicine; Personal-protective-equipment;
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Century Research Corporation, Arlington, Virginia
Page last reviewed: December 18, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division