|Document ID (ISN)||104754|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et Recherches R-424
||Vu-Hhanh T., Vu T.B.N., Nguyen C.T., Lara J.
||Protective gloves: Study of the resistance of gloves to multiple mechanical aggressors
||Gants de protection: étude sur la résistance des gants aux agresseurs mécaniques multiples [in French]|
||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.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-424.pdf [in French]
||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.
||protective gloves; penetration resistance; materials for personal protection
||report; reliability; protection criteria; needle-stick injuries; equipment testing; wounds
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Hand and arm protection