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Document ID (ISN)54446
CIS number 90-1712
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Occupational Accidents
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jung K., Ziegenfuss B.
Title Marking of person protective equipment
Bibliographic information Nov. 1989, Vol.11, No.1, p.87-96. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract The variety of dangers faced by employees and the large range of personal protective equipment (PPE) available cause considerable difficulties in the choice of suitable PPE. Looking towards the Common European Market, a harmonisation of the protective requirements of PPE and its marking is necessary. This paper looks at the present international situation, discusses the need for change and makes suggestions for the future. The requirements for marking of PPE differ greatly from country to country. Tables show the requirements for the marking of protective helmets and safety footwear in several countries. Examples are given of marking systems proposed by workers in Germany. By using symbols for the main types of work conditions and risks, the protective function can be recognised without having to consult an explanatory catalogue.
Descriptors (primary) labelling; standardization; personal protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) safety footwear; safety helmets; European Communities; Germany (Federal Republic of)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Personal protection