NIOSH Testimony on Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry by R. W. Niemeier, July 13, 1990.
NIOSH 1990 Jul:3 pages
This testimony includes post hearing comments provided by NIOSH in responding to a request from OSHA concerning the proposed rule on personal protective equipment (PPE). OSHA requested information on helmets that would give workers protection from side impact as well as impact to the top of the head to which NIOSH responded with information about a shock absorbing pad that is inserted in hard hats for just such a purpose. In response to information concerning the wearing of multiple PPEs and how such a practice affects the wearer, NIOSH responded with a printout from the Document Information Directory Systems on PPEs which would be of interest. Regarding the marking and labeling of PPE, NIOSH recommended that the manufacturers of PPE place identifying marks and labels on all such equipment which would reflect any certification obtained for a PPE item. NIOSH also enclosed information pertaining to the development of chemical protective clothing and submitted two reports dealing with the issue of head injury from the perspective of developing design criteria to meet minimum levels of lateral blow protection.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Protective-materials; Protective-measures; Safety-practices; Skin-protection; Construction-workers; Head-protective-equipment; Headgear; Personal-protective-equipment;
NTIS Accession No.
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
NIOSH, 3 pages, 5 references