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Document ID (ISN)107470
CIS number 07-1464
ISSN - Serial title 0300-3329 - Sicherheitsingenieur
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zuther F.
Title Materials and their use in hand protection
Original title Materialen und Ihr Einsatz im Handschutz [in German]
Bibliographic information 2007, No.4, p.32-37. Illus.
Internet access 07-1464.pdf [in German]
Abstract According to the statistics of the Federation of German Professional Associations (HVBG), hand and wrist injuries are the most frequent reportable occupational accidents in the country. The HVBG registered about 772,000 compulsorily reportable industrial accidents for 2005, of which 316,000 (41%) involved the hand or wrist. This article presents the properties of various materials used in protective gloves, together with their advantages and areas of application. Contents: cuts are avoidable; causes and location of injuries; materials providing resistance against cuts; synthetic fibres (polyamides, aramids, highly-oriented polyethylenes).
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; protective gloves; hand and arm protection; wounds; hand
Descriptors (secondary) polyethylene; private OSH institutions; role of employers' organizations; Germany; frequency rates; polyamides; p-aramid; synthetic fibres; fire resistance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Hand and arm protection