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Long A., Lyon M., Lyon G.
Health and Safety Executive
Industrial rope access - Investigation into items of personal protective equipment
Rope access refers to climbing or descending by means of a rope. This report investigates items of equipment used for work at height through rope access in industry and arboriculture. The investigation comprises tests and evaluations of ropes and attachments, including rope adjustment devices such as back-up devices, ascenders and descenders. Evaluations include discussions on how rope access and work-positioning may be effected using devices aimed at minimising or eliminating falls. Reference is made to existing and draft European and British standards.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2001. iv, 159p. Illus. Price: GBP 20.00.
02-0421.pdf [in English]
Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social
Official Mexican Standard - Personal protective equipment: Selection, use and handling in workplaces [Mexico]
Norma Ofical Mexicana - Equipo de protección personal: Selección, uso y manejo en los centros de trabajo [México] [in Spanish]
Contents of this Standard: related standards; definitions; obligations of the employer and of the users of personal protective equipment (PPE); procedures for the use of PPE; testing units. In annex: table presenting a hazard analysis in order to determine the appropriate type of PPE; table presenting the appropriate PPE for different parts of the body. Standards NOM-029/030-STPS-1993 on respiratory protective equipment are repealed.
Diario Oficial de la Federación, 5 Nov. 2001, Vol.DLXXVIII, No.3, p.25-31. 3 ref.
01-1280.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.stps.gob.mx/04_sub_prevision/03_dgsht/normatividad/normas/nom_017.htm [in Spanish]
Order No.159/2001 of 19 Apr. 2001 of the Government on the minimum safety and health requirements for the use of personal protective equipment [Slovak Republic]
Nariadenie vlády Slovenskej republiky z 19. apríla 2001 o minimálnych bezpečnostných a zdravotných požiadavkách pri používaní pracovných prostriedkov [in Slovak]
This Order defines the minimum safety and health requirements for personal protective equipment worn in the workplace.
Zbierka zákonov slovenskej republiky, 1 May 2001, No.67, p.1763-1769.
01-0934.pdf [in Slovak]
http://www.bozpo.sk/159_01.htm [in Slovak]
Selection of personal protective equipment
Dobór środków ochrony indywidualnej [in Polish]
This publication discusses various occupational hazards (such as chemical hazards, dust hazards, biological hazards, vibration, noise, etc.). It proposes approaches for selecting personal protective equipment (PPE) in Poland and describes the types and areas of application of each specific type of PPE.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 2000. 320p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
03-1133.pdf [in Polish]
Assessing the need for personal protective equipment: A guide for small business employers
OSHA requires employers to protect their employees from machines, work procedures and hazardous substances that can cause injury. The preferred way to achieve this is through engineering controls, work practices and organizational measures, but when these controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, an alternative or supplementary method is to provide workers with personal protective equipment (PPE). The purpose of this guide is to help employers examine the workplaces, review their work procedures, select appropriate PPE, and train employees to wear and care for the PPEs provided. It can help employers comply with OSHA's general PPE requirements. Respirators and insulating devices are not covered in this guide.
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20210, USA, 2000. v, 51p. Illus.
03-0163.pdf [in English]
http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3151.pdf [in English]
Personal protective equipment - Selection, use and maintenance
Equipements de protection individuelle - Sélection, utilisation et entretien [in French]
This publication consists of a compendium of standards on terminology, general requirements, buyers' guides, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment. It is divided into the following chapters: respirators; eye protection; hearing protection; fall-arresters; protective gloves; protective clothing. It also lists relevant regulations (European directives and French official regulatory texts).
AFNOR, 11 avenue Francis de Pressensé, 93571 Saint-Denis La Plaine Cedex, France, 2000. xv, 577p. Illus. 31 ref. Price: EUR 154.50.
02-1640.pdf [in French]
Montero Bonilla C.E.
Personal protective equipment
Equipo de protección personal [in Spanish]
The objective of this guide is to help enterprises choose the appropriate personal protective equipment, taking into account their needs and the acceptance of workers with respect to the use of this equipment. Contents: aspects to be taken into account when selecting equipment; how to motivate workers to use the equipment; protection of the head, eyes, face and ears; different types of respirators; protection of the upper and lower extremities; protection of the torso; other protective equipment (belts and harnesses). A table showing the appropriate gloves to be selected as a function of the chemicals being handled is appended.
Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Dirección de Seguros Solidarios, San José, Costa Rica, [c2000]. 42p. Illus. 5 ref.
02-1170.pdf [in Spanish]
Martí Solé M.C., Alonso Espadalé R.M., Constans Aubert A.
Exposure to biological agents. Management of personal protective equipment in health care services
Exposición a agentes biológicos. La gestión de equipos de protección individual en centros sanitarios [in Spanish]
The management of personal protective equipment (PPE) against biological hazards includes designating a suitably-qualified team for training and informing the personnel on its use, as well as the acquisition, distribution, proper care and storage of PPE. This information note describes the general aspects of managing PPE against biological hazards in health care services. Contents: why PPEs are needed; designating a qualified team; acquiring the PPE; internal use standards; distribution; supervision and implementation. Tables list the biological hazards specific to different hospital or health care services, together with the suitable PPE.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 6p. 25 ref.
02-1466.pdf [in Spanish]
Martí Solé M.C., Alonso Espadalé R.M., Constans Aubert A.
Exposure to biological agents: Personal protective equipment
Exposición a agentes biológicos: equipos de protección individual [in Spanish]
There is some confusion, particularly in the health care environment, concerning the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) against biological hazards. This information note describes the possibilities of protection against biological hazards, specifically through the use of appropriate PPE. Contents: classification of PPEs; modes of exposure; appropriate PPE against inhalation, dermal, parenteral and conjunctive exposure.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 6p. Illus. 12 ref.
02-1465.pdf [in Spanish]
Personal protective equipment
Equipo de protección personal [in Spanish]
Contents of this booklet on personal protective equipment (PPE): equipment characteristics (certification, quality, ease of use, maintenance); means of encouraging the use of PPEs (designating safety representatives, training, incentives, safety rules); types of PPEs (protection of the head, eyes and face, hearing protection, respirators, protective gloves, aprons, leg protection, belts, harnesses, high-visibility clothing); check list for hazard evaluation.
Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Departamento de gestión empresarial en salud ocupacional, San José, Costa Rica, no date. 22p. Illus.
02-0588.pdf [in Spanish]
Guide to personal protective equipment
Guide des équipements de protection individuelle [in French]
After providing a brief summary of French regulations on personal protective equipment, this guide indicates, for each category of equipment (head, face and eye, hearing, hand and arm, foot and leg protection, protective clothes and protection against falls from heights), the main hazards requiring protection together with the corresponding European standards. A directory of manufacturers and distributors is also included.
Les éditions d'ergonomie, 46 rue Raphaël, BP 138, 13267 Marseille Cedex 08, France, 2000. 126p. Illus.
02-0156.pdf [in French]
Plan for the removal of asbestos-containing friable materials - Analysis by the occupational physician
Plan de retrait de matériaux friables contenant de l'amiante - Analyse par le médecin du travail [in French]
Article 23, Section 4, of French Decree No.96-98 of 7 February 1996 (see CIS 96-404) on the protection of workers against hazards due to the inhaling of asbestos dust requires that all asbestos-removal work be submitted to the opinion of the industrial physician. A working group of company physicians was set up in order to share their experiences and to propose a method for analysing the various elements of the asbestos-removal plan which require the attention of industrial physicians. The objective is to help the company physicians reach a reasoned opinion on the aspects of the removal plan that are of particular concern to them, knowing that the plan is also submitted to the hygiene and safety committees, or in their absence, to workers' representatives. One month prior to the start of work, this plan is communicated to the labour inspection and occupational health authorities for the approval of technical aspects.
Documents pour le médecin du travail, 2nd Quarter 2000, No.82, p.115-123. Illus. 8 ref.
02-0267.pdf [in French]
Ministerial Resolution concerning penalties in case of non-compliance with provisions on the utilization of personal protective equipment [Nicaragua]
Resolución ministerial relativa a las sanciones a adoptar por incumplimiento a las disposiciones del uso de los equipos de protección personal [Nicaragua] [in Spanish]
This legal instrument defines the conditions for non-compliance by employers and workers with the legal requirements of the wearing of personal protective equipment.
La Gaceta - Diario Oficial (Nicaragua), 6 July 2000, Year CIV, No.128, p.3545-3546.
01-1275.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.ops.org.ni/opsnic/tematicas/salud-trabaj/downloads/sanciones_no-uso_equip-prot.PDF [in Spanish]
Buchweiller J.P., Mayer A., Klein P., Iotti J.M., Kusy A., Reinert D., Christ E.
Personal protective equipment with built-in electronics - Reliability
Equipements de protection individuelle comportant des circuits électroniques - Sûreté de fonctionnement [in French]
Integrated electronics are used in certain kinds of personal protective equipment (PPE), either to provide the protection function itself (hearing protection, welding masks) or to generate indications or alarms (respiratory protective devices). The use of this technology raises questions concerning the level of protection provided by this type of PPE, and also its conformity with the essential requirements stipulated in the relevant European directive. The level of protection provided must be at least equivalent to that of "conventional" PPEs. This article proposes a methodology used in the field of machinery safeguarding, based on the determination of risk index and the dependability approach. The purpose of this methodology is to categorize the equipment in accordance with standard EN 954-1. For each category in this standard, a different set of technical measures is applied when designing PPE with electronic circuitry in order to achieve the desired level of protection.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 2nd Quarter 2000, No.179, p.51-60. Illus. 10 ref.
01-1454.pdf [in French]
Portillo García-Pintos J.
Personal protective equipment against falls from heights
Equipos de protección individual contra caídas de altura [in Spanish]
This guide on personal protective equipment against falls from heights describes the different parts of fall arresters (harness and connection to join the harness to the anchoring system) and shows examples of different types of fall arresters and of CE labelling for these devices. The main hazards due to falls from heights when wearing the fall arresters (hazards from movement limitation, feet being caught in the anchorage system, braking, oscillation or suspension during the fall) are described. Guidelines for the selection, use and maintenance are given along with a check list for their specifications.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2000. 14p. Illus.
01-0741.pdf [in Spanish]
Ashraf M., Obaid-ur-Rahman S.
General article on personal protection in Pakistani workplaces, under the following headings: workplace hazards and control, including human factors, housekeeping, temperature, lighting and ventilation, work practices, noise and vibration, toxic substances, physiochemical hazards, ionizing radiation hazards, machinery hazards and electrical hazards. It should be the responsibility of management to specify when protective equipment is required and to make appropriate equipment available to workers, who then have a duty to use them.
Industrial Relations Journal, July-Aug. 2000, Vol.17, No.4, p.77-79; 81-82.
01-0749.pdf [in English]
A guide to selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment for cargo handling operations in ports
These guidelines are aimed at employers of dock workers and operators of hazardous installations in ports. They provide recommendations to the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment for dock workers engaged in cargo handling operations. Main topics covered: head protection; eye and face protection; hand protection; foot and leg protection; respiratory protection; body protection (aprons and coveralls; safety belts and harnesses); testing of personal protective equipment. A table of the various cargoes, the hazards involved and the recommended type of personal protective equipment is provided.
Government of India, Ministry of Labour, Dock Safety Division, Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Mumbai 400 022, India, 2000. 26p. Illus. 7 ref.
00-1372.pdf [in English]
Market surveillance of personal protective equipment in France
Le contrôle du marché des équipements de protection individuelle en France [in French]
Effective public surveillance of the market for personal protective equipment is vital to protect users and ensure that all involved (manufacturers, standards bodies, notified bodies) shoulder their legal responsibilities. This report looks into the way in which European Union Directives relating to personal protective equipment are applied in one of the member states of the European Union, namely France, but also looks into the situation in other EU countries. The Directives concerned are Council Directive 89/686/EEC of 21 December (CIS 90-381) on the approximation of laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment and Council Directive 89/656/EEC of 30 November (CIS 90-385) on the minimum health and safety requirements for the use by workers of personal protective equipment at the workplace, and their subsequent amendments. The report concludes that surveillance is still inadequate, and calls for more effective European policies to ensure consistent application of the Directives.
Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety (TUTB), 5 bd. du Roi Albert II, P.O.Box 5, 1210 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2000. 134p. Illus. 26 ref.
00-998F.pdf [in French]
00-998E.pdf [in English]
Use of personal protective equipment in the agricultural sector
Środki ochrony indywidualnej do stosowania w rolnictwie [in Polish]
Contents of this booklet on personal protective equipment in the agricultural sector: dangerous chemicals to which agricultural workers are exposed; methods of choosing personal protective equipment; types and use of personal protective equipment; methods of maintenance and storage. It also includes a list of the different types of personal protective equipment.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy, ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 1999. 118p. Illus. 56 ref.
03-0694.pdf [in Polish]
Mayer A., Korhonen E.
Assessment of the protection efficiency and comfort of personal protective equipment in real conditions of use
The lack of scientific and technical knowledge in certain complex fields have led to the adoption of European standards based on insufficiently validated tests, relying sometimes on an empirical approach. For example, personal protective equipment (PPE) which passes the tests required by the standards can nevertheless prove to be unsatisfactory when used at work. Several research investigations have already been carried out on equipment such as fall-arresting systems, protective clothing, and gloves, by several safety and health institutes in Europe. The results suggest practical solutions to improve the validity of several European test methods and to focus more on informing and training workers on the proper way of wearing PPE, in particular respiratory protective equipment and hearing protectors.
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 1999, Vol.5, No.3, p.347-360. Illus. 31 ref.
02-0115.pdf [in English]
Increased acceptance of personal protective equipment (PPE) through ergonomic design
BIA-Symposium Erhöhte Akzeptanz von Persönlichen Schutzausrüstungen (PSA) durch ergonomische Gestaltung [in German]
Collection of 17 papers presented at a symposium on the increased acceptance of personal protective equipment, held at Sankt Augustin, Germany, 6-7 Oct. 1997. Some of the papers are in German, the others in English.
Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften, Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, Feb. 1999. 188p. Illus.
01-1253.pdf [in Multilingual]
Gadea Carrera E., Guardino Solá X., Rosell Farrás M.G.
Hazard prevention in the laboratory. Use of personal protective equipment (II): Management
Prevención del riesgo en el laboratorio. Utilización de equipos de protección individual (II): gestión [in Spanish]
This information note lists the factors that need to be taken into consideration during the implementation of a programme for managing personal protective equipment (PPE) in laboratories. Contents include: the need to use PPEs; selection; purchasing; internal procedures concerning the use of PPEs; making PPEs available; supervising the proper use and storage of PPEs by the person responsible for safety. (See also CIS 01-811.).
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 4p. Illus. 3 ref.
01-0812.pdf [in Spanish]
Gadea Carrera E., Guardino Solá X., Rosell Farrás M.G.
Hazard prevention in the laboratory. Use of personal protective equipment (I): General aspects
Prevención del riesgo en el laboratorio. Utilización de equipos de protección individual (I): aspectos generales [in Spanish]
This information note describes the requirements and specifications applicable to personal protective equipment used in laboratories. Contents include: definition of personal protective equipment according to legislation; classification; face and eye protection (screens, safety spectacles); skin protection (gloves); protection of the respiratory tract (face masks, various types of respirators); protection against biological hazards; resistance of various types of gloves to chemicals. (See also CIS 01-812.).
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 6p. Illus. 5 ref.
01-0811.pdf [in Spanish]
Personal protective equipment - Labelling, ordering and standards [Belgium]
Equipements de protection individuelle - Marquage, commande et normes [Belgique] [in French]
Persoonlijke beschermingsmiddelen - Markering, bestelling en normen [in Dutch]
Belgian legislation concerning personal protective equipment (PPE) includes two Royal Orders. One covers the manufacture and the sale of PPE, while the second covers its proper use. Only the first one, dated 31 Dec. 1992 (CIS 97-1069), is considered in this guidance document. According to the Order, all PPE placed on sale after 1 July 1995 needs to bear the EC label. For manufacturers this implies that a certain number of certification procedures shall have to be applied to PPE before it can be sold. Details of such procedures, as they affect ordering and accompanying documentation, are provided. In addition, existing standards, levels of protection, number codes and safety pictogrammes are given for each PPE category: safety clothing, foot protection, hand protection, face and eye protection, respiratory protection, hearing protection, head protection, protection against falling, protection against drowning and electrical protection. Replaces CIS 97-1176.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2nd ed., 1999. 24p. Illus. 10 ref.
01-414F.pdf [in French]
01-414nl.pdf [in Dutch]
Royal Order of 11 Jan. 1999 modifying the Royal Order of 7 Aug. 1995 concerning the use of personal protection equipment [Belgium]
Arrêté royal du 11 janvier 1999 modifiant l'Arrêté royal du 7 août 1995 relatif à l'utilisation des équipements de protection individuelle [Belgique] [in French]
Koninklijk besluit van 11.1.1999 tot wijziging van het koninklijk besluit van 7.8.1995 betreffende het gebruik van persoonlijke beschermingsmiddelen [in Dutch]
This Order replaces Annex II of the Royal Order of 7 Aug. 1995 (see CIS 01-8). It concerns the activities and activity sectors where personal protective equipment must be supplied to workers.
Moniteur belge - Belgisch Staatsblad, 23 Feb. 1999, p.5282-5289.
01-0009.pdf [in Multilingual]
Technical guide for the use of personal protective equipment by workers at the workplace
Guía técnica para la utilización por los trabajadores en el trabajo de los equipos de protección individual [in Spanish]
Guidance to the proper implementation of Royal Decree 773/1997 concerning the safe use of personal protective equipment in Spain (see CIS 98-367).
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 43p. Illus. 12 ref.
00-1093.pdf [in Spanish]
Hallet F., Richings L., Willis M., Edmond R., Balian J.
Feature: Emergency planning
Collection of short articles on different aspects of emergency planning in the United Kingdom. Topics: dangerous substances; drivers; emergency organization; legal aspects; major hazards; personal protective equipment; responsibilities of employers; safety consciousness; social aspects; supply of information; tank trucks; toxic substances; United Kingdom.
Safety and Health Practitioner, Sep. 1999, Vol.17, No.9, p.51-72. Illus. 3 ref.
00-825.pdf [in English]
Sicherheit [in German]
Sicurezza [in Italian]
Sécurité [in French]
Catalogue of a commercial supplier of personal protective equipment, with the main emphasis on respiratory protective equipment, but also including chemical protection overalls, protective gloves, safety helmets, eyeshades and goggles and hearing protection, as well as gas detection equipment, air sampling equipment and combined extinction and ventilation devices.
MSA (Suisse) SA, Allmendingenweg 11, 3073 Gümlingen, Switzerland, no date. 98p. (binder). Illus.
00_366.pdf [in Multilingual]
Portillo García-Pintos J.
Cascos de seguridad [in Spanish]
Topics: check lists; comfort criteria; electricity; European Communities; mechanical hazards; personal protective equipment; preventive maintenance; safety guides; safety helmets; Spain; training material.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 13p. Illus.
00063.pdf [in Spanish]
Portillo García-Pintos J.
Guantes de protección [in Spanish]
Topics: biological hazards; check lists; chemical hazards; European Communities; mechanical hazards; personal protective equipment; physical hazards; preventive maintenance; protection against cold; protection against heat; protective gloves; safety guides; Spain; training material.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 14p. Illus.
00062.pdf [in Spanish]
Topics: hazard evaluation; job study; personal protective equipment; probability analysis; safety analysis.
Occupational Hazards, Sep. 1999, Vol.61, No.9, p.57-64. Illus.
991827.pdf [in English]
Kraus J.F., McArthur D.L.
Back supports and back injuries: A second visit with the Home Depot cohort study data on low-back injuries
Back supports have been controversial as means of reducing injuries to the lower back. Diverse issues bear on the interpretation of data obtained in a major epidemiologic investigation of the utility of back supports in the retail-trade home improvement industry. These concerns are focused on alternative explanations for the changes in injury rates observed over the six-year study period, on individual and group factors other than the use of the back support that might have contributed to reducing the risk of injury, and on related methodologic issues. Each issue is addressed with specific reference to how it might affect the analyses and the conclusion that supports show a protective effect. Topics: back belts; backache; epidemiologic study; frequency rates; lifting of loads; manual lifting; materials handling; musculoskeletal diseases; personal protective equipment; retail trade.
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Jan.-Mar. 1999, Vol.5, No.1, p.9-13. Illus. 8 ref.
991871.pdf [in English]
Gomes J., Lloyd O.L., Revitt D.M.
The influence of personal protection, environmental hygiene and exposure to pesticides on the health of immigrant farm workers in a desert country
A questionnaire was used to collect information on the use of protective measures and the practice of safety and hygiene among immigrant farm workers in a semi-desert region. Blood pressure and erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity were measured in the exposed and the unexposed populations. Protective equipment was worn by a minority of farm workers - gloves by 35%, work coveralls by 36%, a scarf to cover the nose and mouth by 39%, and work shoes by 79%. With regard to personal hygiene measures, 83% of the workers changed clothes after work and the same proportion took a shower after work; 63% drank and 46% ate while at work; and 11% used articles of domestic use in the preparation of pesticides on the farm. AChE depletion was found to be negatively associated with the use of gloves, of work coveralls, and of a scarf to cover the nose and mouth and withthe implementation of safety and hygiene procedures on the farm. AChE depletion was positively associated with the frequency of pesticide spraying. Topics: acetylcholinesterase; crop protection; desert climate; developing countries; face and eye protection; foreign workers; information of personnel; overalls; personal hygiene; personal protective equipment; pesticides; protective gloves; state of health.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Jan. 1999, Vol.72, No.1, p.40-45. Illus. 30 ref.
99-921.pdf [in English]
Ordinance No.608 of 26 June 1998 concerning the use of work equipment [Norway]
Forskrift om bruk av arbeidsustyr [in Norwegian]
This Ordinance brings Norwegian legislation into conformity with Directive 89/655/EEC (see CIS 90-357), as modified by 95/63/EC (see CIS 96-395). This version of the Ordinance includes the original 1998 version (CIS 99-711), with modifications introduced by Ordinance No.1421 of 14 Dec. 2000 (Norsk Lovtidend, 26 Jan. 2001, p.3237-3239). Contents of the Ordinance: introductory provisions (scope [not valid in Svalbard], definitions, delayed entry into force of certain provisions); general provisions; technical requirements of fixed and mobile work equipment; technical requirements of lifting equipment; special provisions relating to the use of work equipment; safety training; workplace inspection by qualified inspectors.
Norsk Lovtidend, 13 July 1998, No.11, p.781-794 + modifications.
02-0004.pdf [in Norwegian]
http://www.lovdata.no/for/sf/aa/xa-19980626-0608.html [in Norwegian]
Renting of personal protective equipment?
Persönliche Schutzausrüstungen mieten? [in German]
Topics: cleaning; Germany; legal aspects; personal protective equipment; protective clothing; services; waste disposal.
Die BG, June 1998, No.6, p.332-335. Illus.
01-1150.pdf [in German]
Effectiveness and comfort of personal protective equipment: Study conducted in 3 surface treatment firms
Efficacité et confort des équipements de protection individuelle: étude réalisée dans 3 entreprises de traitement de surface [in French]
Although the need for wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) is widely recognized within the surface treatment industry as being important, PPE is not always worn due to alleged lack of comfort by some operators. A study was carried out in three firms in this industry in order to compare the PPE traditionally used by the operators and new devices having improved levels of protection, comfort and useful life. As a result of these tests, the firms noted greater operator awareness of risks and a substantial increase in wearing.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 3rd Quarter 1998, No.172, Note No.2085-172-98, p.283-298. Illus. 5 ref.
01-500.pdf [in French]
Circular providing guidelines for the implementation of regulations on personal protective equipment [Vietnam]
This circular is used to implement provisions of the Labour Code of 1994 (CIS 98-1059) with respect to personal protective equipment.
Foreign Investment Laws of Vietnam, 31 Oct. 1998, No.IV, p.743-748.
00-908.pdf [in English]
Kahouach L., Bouaïcha S., Sassi M., Karoiai A., Rammeh, Maâloul A., Ben Laïba M.
Personal protective equipment: Which strategy? How to choose?
Les équipements de protection individuelle: Quelle stratégie? Quel choix? [in French]
Strategies for choosing personal protective equipment in Tunisian enterprises. Topics: belts, harnesses and lifelines; evaluation of equipment; face and eye protection; foot and leg protection; hand and arm protection; head protection; hearing protection; legislation; personal protective equipment; protection criteria; protective clothing; respirators; Tunisia.
SST - Santé et Sécurité au Travail, July 1998, No.6, p.2-32. Illus.
00-797.pdf [in French]
Eye and face protection: Guidelines for selection and use of PPE
Protectores oculares y faciales: guía orientativa para la elección y utilización de los EPI [in Spanish]
Topics: check lists; data sheet; face and eye protection; face shields; maintenance; personal protective equipment; protection criteria; safety spectacles; Spain; training manuals; training material; welders helmets.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Servicio de Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1998. 20p. Illus.
99-1472.pdf [in Spanish]
Safety shoes: Guidelines for selection and use of PPE
Calzado de uso profesional: guía orientativa para la elección y utilización de los EPI [in Spanish]
Topics: check lists; comfort criteria; data sheet; insulating footwear; maintenance; personal protective equipment; protection criteria; safety shoes; Spain; training manuals; training material.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Servicio de Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1998. 16p. Illus.
99-1474.pdf [in Spanish]
Salsi S., Cnockaert J.C., Mayer A., André J.C., Brun A., Georges P.
Personal protective equipment against laser beams: Non-linear behaviour induced by high irradiance of safety goggles against laser beams
Equipement de protection contre les lasers: comportement non linéaire induit par les flux lumineux élevés des oculaires utilisés pour les lunettes de protection contre les lasers [in French]
Topics: filter glasses; filtration efficiency; laser radiation; lasers; light transmission factor; luminous flux; optical density; personal protective equipment; safety spectacles.
Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail, 2nd Quarter 1998, No.171, Note No.2075-171-98, p.129-137. Illus. 8 ref.
99-1663.pdf [in French]
4th Seminar on personal protective equipment in Europe, Kittilä, Finland, 2-5 Dec. 1997
Topics: approval; comfort criteria; conference; Eastern Europe; enforcement; equipment testing; European Communities; Finland; hazard evaluation; legislation; marking; personal protective equipment; preventive maintenance; protection against cold; protection criteria; protective clothing; selection of equipment; supply of personal protective equipment; testing.
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Laajaniityntie 1, 01620 Vantaa, Finland, 1998. 180p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: FIM 100.00.
99-1499.pdf [in English]
Ordinance No.608 of 1998 concerning the use of work equipment [Norway]
Forskrift om bruk av arbeidsutstyr [in Norwegian]
Topics: age limit; data sheet; information of personnel; inspection; law; Norway; personal protective equipment; plant safety organization; safety and health training; safety devices; supply of personal protective equipment.
Norsk Lovtidend, 13 July 1998, No.11, p.781-794.
99-711.pdf [in Norwegian]
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Order 1998 [Falkland Islands]
This Order (entry into force 1 Feb. 1998) applies the provisions of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (CIS 93-6) to offshore installations. Topics: Falkland Islands; law; offshore oil extraction; personal protective equipment; petroleum and natural gas industry; supply of personal protective equipment.
Falkland Islands Gazette Supplement, 30 Jan. 1998, Vol.9, No.5, p.2-3.
99-377.pdf [in English]
A construction industry partnership standardized training module - Subpart E - PPE
Contents of this training programme: definitions and functions of personal protective equipment (PPE); why protection is necessary; why it is necessary to protect one's lungs; other PPEs required (neck, arms, torso); protection from falls; limitations of PPEs; hazards of PPEs; responsibilities.
Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, Washington DC, USA, 1997. Training pack containing: trainee booklet (28p. Illus.); instructor manual (41p. Illus.); 21 presentation viewgraphs.
02-0091.pdf [in English]
Noetel K.H., Heffels P., Jackisch P., Kerber J.
Standardization in the field of personal protective equipment
In order to supplement Directive 89/686/EEC (CIS 90-381) with standards, the EU Commission issued three mandates to CEN which resulted in 240 different standards being developed for the field of PPE. PPE standards are developed mainly at the national level in the NPS and NAFu0, at the European level in the CEN/TCs 79, 85 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, which are coordinated under BTS 4, and at the international level mainly in ISO/TC 94. Since 1989 the majority of PPE standards have been developed at European level. The study has achieved to establish the state of standardization, to assess the product-related level of occupational health and safety in standardization, to assess the suitability of standardization as a basis for manufacturing and certifying PPE and to illustrate the deficits of standardization with regard to product-related occupational health and safety. The study does not take account of PPE for the areas of sport and leisure or for work on live parts of electrical systems.
Kommission Arbeitsschutz und Normung, KAN Secretariat, Alte Heerstrasse 111, D-53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany, Mar. 1997. 168p. Illus. 74 ref.
00-997.pdf [in English]
Krawsky G., Davillerd C.
Conditions of acceptance of personal protective equipment: Literature survey and identification of the problem
Conditions d'acceptation des équipements de protection individuelle: étude bibliographique et position du problème [in French]
Topics: comfort criteria; ergonomics; human behaviour; literature survey; motivation; personal protective equipment; risk awareness.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Mar. 1997. 50p. Illus. 84 ref.
99-1335.pdf [in French]
Protect yourself and life will protect you!
Protégez-vous et la vie vous le rendra! [in French]
Topics: hearing protection; legislation; personal protective equipment; protective gloves; safety and health training; safety films; safety helmets; safety shoes; safety spectacles; Switzerland; training material; videotape.
Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 1997. 1 videotape (VHS) (length: 7min)
99-769.pdf [in French]
Order of 7 Feb. 1997 concerning the CE marking of work equipment and personal protective equipment [France]
Arrêté du 7 fév. 1997 relatif au marquage CE des équipements de travail et des équipements de protection individuelle [France] [in French]
This Order repeals and replaces the amended Order of 18 Dec. 1992 concerning the CE marking of work equipment, protective devices and personal protective equipment. Topics: approval; France; law; machinery; marking; personal protective equipment; safety devices.
Journal officiel de la République française, 28 Feb. 1997, p.3245-3246.
99-357.pdf [in French]
Better understanding of personal protective equipment (eyes, ears, respiratory tract and head)
Mieux connaître les équipements de protection individuelle (Yeux, oreilles, voies respiratoires et tête) [in French]
Verstandig omgaan met persoonlijke beschermingsmiddelen (Ogen, oren, ademhaling en hoofd) [in Dutch]
Topics: face and eye protection; gas removing respirators; head protection; hearing protection; particulate removing respirators; personal protective equipment; respirable dust; respirators; safety guides; safety helmets; safety spectacles; training material.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1997. 20p. Illus. 5 ref.
99-053FR.pdf [in French]
99-053nl.pdf [in Dutch]
Portillo García-Pintos J.
Protectores respiratorios [in Spanish]
Topics: air purifying respirators; airborne dust; check lists; closed circuit breathing apparatus; compressed-air breathing apparatus; contamination; European Communities; hazard identification; health hazards; mists; particulate filters; personal protective equipment; positive supply filter respirators; safety guides; self-contained breathing apparatus; sorbent filters; Spain; toxic gases.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1997. 18p. Illus.
99-097.pdf [in Spanish]
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