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Document ID (ISN)67168
CIS number 96-1498
ISSN - Serial title 0723-7561 - Die BG
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Knollmann H.
Title Field tests with knee pads for work in kneeling posture
Original title Feldversuch mit Knieschützern für Arbeiten, die eine kniende Haltung erfordern [in German]
Bibliographic information June 1995, No.6, p.300-303. Illus.
Abstract The comfort of ergonomically designed knee pads was tested in jobs involving a kneeling position, such as paving roads with cobblestones, asphalting, tiling, floor-laying and plumbing. Questionnaires were distributed to assess the knee pads. Of 1,068 wearers, 425 found the comfort of the knee pads better than average, 416 found them average and 272 found them unsuitable. Hot asphalt destroyed the polyurethane material the knee pads were made of. Floor-layers in particular liked the knee pads; tilers and pavers followed.
Descriptors (primary) arts and crafts; kneeling posture; construction work; asphalting; plumbing; tiling; comfort assessment; knee pads; floor laying
Descriptors (secondary) leg protection; field tests; personal protective equipment; construction industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Accident research
Foot and leg protection
Work posture