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Document ID (ISN)111639
CIS number 11-0287
Year 2008
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 658
Author(s) Frost S., Mogridge R.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Physiological safety of airfed suit use during nuclear decommissioning
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. vi, 25p. 51 ref.
Internet access HSE_Research_Report_658.pdf [in English]
Abstract Most nuclear decommissioning operations require work to be done by employees working in potentially hazardous environments. Operatives conducting this work are required to wear air-fed suits (AFSs) to minimise risks from radioactive particulate hazards. The objective of this literature survey was to review existing legislation, guidance and standards applicable to AFS use in nuclear decommissioning work, with respect to the physiological safety of the wearer.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; maintenance and repair; physical workload; heat load; air-fed clothing; radiation protective clothing; nuclear power stations
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; research; literature survey; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Protective clothing
Power generation and distribution