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Document ID (ISN)59321
CIS number 93-304
ISSN - Serial title 0047-1879 - Japanese Journal of Industrial Health - Sangyō-Igaku
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hattori Y., Kodama Y., Kawamoto T.
Title Questionnaire survey for the fitness of protective equipments used by workers
Original title Rōdō eisei hogogu no mondaiten - Rōdōsha ni taisuru ankēto chōsa [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information Jan. 1992, Vol.34, No.1, p.40-41. 3 ref.
Abstract Questionnaire surveys on the opinions of workers regarding personal protective equipment were conducted for three consecutive years (1987-1989) at a personal protective equipment exhibition which is held annually at an industrial enterprise during Japan's Labour Hygiene Week, and is attended by workers of the enterprise and associated enterprises. One out of five to six returned questionnaires indicated problems associated with protective equipment at work, but the number and rate of such complaints declined from year to year. Safety spectacles were by far the most common source of complaint (10% of total questionnaire returned), followed by earplugs (1.3%) and dust masks (1.2%), but the number and rate of complaints on protective spectacles decreased each year; the most frequent complaints were: "lens becoming misty", "cords becoming weakened", and "lens easily scratched".
Descriptors (primary) personal protective equipment; particulate removing respirators; earplugs; safety spectacles
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Respiratory protection
Hearing protection
Face and eye protection