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Document ID (ISN)106697
CIS number 07-708
ISSN - Serial title 1613-1223 - Sicher ist sicher - Arbeitsschutz aktuell
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schneider J.
Title How much protection do helmets provide against parietal impact?
Original title Wieviel Schutz bieten Industrieschutzhelme gegen seitliche Belastungen? [in German]
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.57, No.9, p.416-417. Illus.
Abstract The protection provided by various kinds of industrial safety helmets against parietal impacts was determined by experiments with an artificial head. The acceleration of the unprotected and protected head caused by the impact of a steel ball weighing 5kg was measured by a sensor inside the artificial head. Helmets with and without hearing protector were tested. The best protective helmets reduced the head acceleration caused by rear, frontal and lateral impact by 89%, 83% and 80%. The worst helmet still reduced the acceleration of the artificial head by one third in comparison to the unprotected head.
Descriptors (primary) head protection; impact testing; safety helmets
Descriptors (secondary) acceleration; personal protective equipment; experimental determination; mechanical hazards; tests on models
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Head protection