|Document ID (ISN)||107307|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||Gonzaga M.C., Funes Abrahão R., Braunbeck O.A.
||Use of protective gloves for the manual harvesting of sugar cane
||O uso das luvas de proteção no corte manual de cana-de-açúcar [in Portuguese]|
||2005, Vol.30, No.111, p.35-40. Illus. 17 ref.
||This study on gloves used for the manual harvesting of sugar cane resulted from a tripartite negotiation between FUNDACENTRO, a workers' union and a sugar mill. A key factor of glove efficiency is their adherence to the knife handle. Data on the quality of four models of gloves were collected by means of questionnaires distributed to 47 workers. Their friction coefficient with wood was also measured. The qualitative research showed that workers prefer gloves made of leather straps and nylon because they fit their hands comfortably, without causing aches or blocking their movements. Other findings are discussed.
||protective gloves; Brazil; sugar industry; hand knives; sugar cane
||evaluation of equipment; public OSH institutions; friction; role of workers' organizations; questionnaire survey; comfort assessment; selection of equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Hand and arm protection
Hand and portable tools