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Document ID (ISN)104236
CIS number 05-405
ISBN(s) 0-7176-6114-8
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 351
Author(s) Glass C.R., Harrington P.M., Mathers J.J., Smith S.W., Cocker J., Akrill P.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evaluation of field and laboratory effectiveness of whole body coveralls
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. vi, 39p. Illus. 14 ref. Price: GBP 20.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract This report describes a study carried out to investigate the level of protection offered against liquid penetration by two types of coveralls (type 6 PPE and polycotton workwear). The research also considered whether the choice of garment or the way in which it was used could contribute to the total potential exposure. The performance of the coveralls was investigated under laboratory and field conditions and the extent of enhanced absorption of hazardous substances through the skin was measured in volunteers doing replicated tasks with and without coveralls.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; equipment testing; overalls
Descriptors (secondary) liquid penetration resistance; fabrics for protective clothing; report; United Kingdom
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing