|Document ID (ISN)||111617|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et recherches - Rapport R-683
||Dolez P., Vu-Khanh T., Gauvin C., Lara J.
||Effect of contaminants on the mechanical resistance of protective gloves - Preliminary analysis
||Effet des contaminants sur la résistance mécanique des gants de protection - Analyse préliminaire [in French]|
||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.
||11-0176.pdf [in English]
R-683.pdf [in French]
||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.
||Quebec; cutting resistance; polyethylene; equipment testing; permeability testing; protective gloves; solvent resistance
||Canada; nitrile rubber; polyurethanes; materials testing; public OSH institutions; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Quebec|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work