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Document ID (ISN)112494
CIS number 12-0320
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-579-6
Year 2011
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-711
Author(s) Vu-Khanh T., Dolez P., Nguyen C.T., Gauvin C., Lara J.
Title Glove resistance to needle puncture - Development of a test method
Original title Résistance des gants à la piqûre par les aiguilles - Mise au point d'une méthode d'essai [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. xvi, 103p. Illus. 78 ref.
Internet access Résistance_des_gants_à_la_piqûre_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; needle-stick injuries; equipment testing; protective gloves
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; cutting resistance; selection of equipment; public OSH institutions; blue-collar workers; police forces; prison services; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Biological hazards