|Document ID (ISN)||112494|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et recherches R-711
||Vu-Khanh T., Dolez P., Nguyen C.T., Gauvin C., Lara J.
||Glove resistance to needle puncture - Development of a test method
||Résistance des gants à la piqûre par les aiguilles - Mise au point d'une méthode d'essai [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. xvi, 103p. Illus. 78 ref.
||Résistance_des_gants_à_la_piqûre_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
||At the request of sector-based associations and three workplaces at risk of needle-stick injuries, namely police officers, officers in correctional facilities and blue collar workers, the IRSST developed a test method for determining the resistance of protective gloves against needle pricks. The project involved taking into consideration the impact of needle characteristics, including their sharp points, in order to define prick resistance. Various models of protective gloves were then evaluated to determine which performed the best by measuring their resistance to three types of mechanical agents: pricks by medical needles, puncture and cutting. The report recommends the most suitable gloves according to the type of use.
||Quebec; needle-stick injuries; equipment testing; protective gloves
||Canada; cutting resistance; selection of equipment; public OSH institutions; blue-collar workers; police forces; prison services; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Quebec|
|Broad subject area(s)
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces