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Document ID (ISN)104754
CIS number 06-433
ISBN(s) 2-89631-000-2
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-424
Author(s) Vu-Hhanh T., Vu T.B.N., Nguyen C.T., Lara J.
Title Protective gloves: Study of the resistance of gloves to multiple mechanical aggressors
Original title Gants de protection: étude sur la résistance des gants aux agresseurs mécaniques multiples [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2005. viii, 74 Illus. 67 ref. + CD-ROM. Price: CAD 10.70. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-424.pdf [in French]
Abstract Wearing protective gloves adapted to the type of hazard involved and the type of work carried out can help reduce hand injuries, which represent about 20% of all compensated injuries. Cuts, scratches and pricks are common in workplaces where metal parts, glass or tools are handled. Earlier research has shown that gloves that protect against cuts do not necessarily protect against pricks, and vice versa. The objective of this project was to develop a better understanding of rupture mechanisms and to generate data to help manufacturers improve the resistance of gloves to complex mechanical hazards. Laboratory tests were conducted with the cooperation of glove and material manufacturers and validated through workplace testing.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; penetration resistance; materials for personal protection
Descriptors (secondary) report; reliability; protection criteria; needle-stick injuries; equipment testing; wounds
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Hand and arm protection