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Document ID (ISN)110604
CIS number 10-0267
ISSN - Serial title 1433-7800 - Faktor Arbeitsschutz
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Title UV protection by textiles - Good stuff
Original title UV-Schutz durch Textilien - Guter Stoff [in German]
Bibliographic information 2009, No.3, p.12-13. Illus. 3 ref.
Internet access 10-0267.pdf [in English]
Abstract Outdoor workers are exposed to UV radiation and should therefore wear protective clothing when working in the sun. This article discusses the protective measures to be adopted to protect workers as well as the UV protection factor of different protection measures (UV protection clothing, cotton clothes, sun cream). An EU-standard for sun protective clothing has been developed (EN 13758) which specifies the UV protection factor (UPF) of protective clothes. Only clothing with a UPF greater than 40 are in compliance with the standard.
Descriptors (primary) solar radiation; ultraviolet radiation; textiles; outdoor work; ultraviolet prophylaxis
Descriptors (secondary) radiation protective clothing; materials for personal protection; comment on standard
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Skin protection
Ionizing radiation
Protective clothing