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Document ID (ISN)40585
CIS number 83-1700
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Occupational Accidents
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ahlgren ┼., Jarl T., Oja M.
Title Personal safety equipment and rescuing in disabling occupational accidents
Bibliographic information Jan. 1983, Vol.5, No.1, p.9-16. 15 ref.
Abstract A sample of accidents in which 410 workers suffered disabling injuries was analysed to determine to what extent serious injury could be reduced by the use of personal safety equipment and to what extent more efficient care could limit the extent and severity of injuries. About 25% of the injured workers could have been protected by the use of helmets, safety belts, protective shoes, glasses or other equipment. Better preparation for rescue could also decrease the number of disabled workers.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; first-aid and rescue organization; personal protective equipment; injuries; sequelae
Descriptors (secondary) first aid; safety spectacles; safety belts; safety shoes; statistical evaluation; safety helmets
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
First aid and emergency organization