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Document ID (ISN)107307
CIS number 07-1465
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gonzaga M.C., Funes Abrahão R., Braunbeck O.A.
Title Use of protective gloves for the manual harvesting of sugar cane
Original title O uso das luvas de proteção no corte manual de cana-de-açúcar [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.30, No.111, p.35-40. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; Brazil; sugar industry; hand knives; sugar cane
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of equipment; public OSH institutions; friction; role of workers' organizations; questionnaire survey; comfort assessment; selection of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Hand and arm protection
Food industry
Hand and portable tools