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Document ID (ISN)111617
CIS number 11-0176
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-536-9
Year 2011
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches - Rapport R-683
Author(s) Dolez P., Vu-Khanh T., Gauvin C., Lara J.
Title Effect of contaminants on the mechanical resistance of protective gloves - Preliminary analysis
Original title Effet des contaminants sur la résistance mécanique des gants de protection - Analyse préliminaire [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2011. ix, 33p. Illus. 37 ref.
Internet access 11-0176.pdf [in English]
R-683.pdf [in French]
Abstract In many industrial sectors, workers use protective gloves against mechanical hazards in the presence of contaminants such as oils or greases. Such contamination can, however, reduce the resistance of the gloves to mechanical hazards. This study was undertaken to evaluate the extent of this phenomenon on cut, puncture and tear resistance properties of a range of gloves after their contact with a series of industrial contaminants and to compare the results to measured values on new gloves. It also examines the effects of glove washing. Findings are discussed. The collected data will be incorporated into a protective glove selection guide currently being developed, which users can consult on the IRSST's web site.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; cutting resistance; polyethylene; equipment testing; permeability testing; protective gloves; solvent resistance
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; nitrile rubber; polyurethanes; materials testing; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Personal protection