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Document ID (ISN)42656
CIS number 84-1701
ISSN - Serial title National Safety News
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Punski C.R.
Title Do blue collars protect working women ?
Bibliographic information Oct. 1983, Vol.128, No.4, p.34-38. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract Because the number of women employed in traditionally male blue-collar jobs is increasing, a survey was made to determine the availability of protective clothing and equipment based on womens' specifications. Clothing, hearing protection devices, respirators, foot and eye protection and gloves were evaluated. The unique needs of women with regard to design, safety, comfort and fit are not yet being met by manufacturers.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; women; personal protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; foot and leg protection; protective gloves; round-up; respirators; sex-linked differences; face and eye protection
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Personal protection