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Document ID (ISN)100499
CIS number 02-1170
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Montero Bonilla C.E.
Title Personal protective equipment
Original title Equipo de protección personal [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Dirección de Seguros Solidarios, San José, Costa Rica, [c2000]. 42p. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Costa Rica; training material; personal protective equipment; selection of equipment
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; protective gloves; safety footwear; belts, harnesses and lifelines; face and eye protection; safety helmets; respirators; training manuals
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceCosta Rica
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
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