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Document ID (ISN)107538
CIS number 08-203
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Torres K.
Title Using your head
Bibliographic information July 2007, p.23-28. Illus.
Abstract As the head's protective armor against falling objects, hard hats are the first piece of PPE that construction workers grab when going to a job site. Yet many workers continue not to wear them. Furthermore, employers often do not require workers to wear had hats or do not sufficiently enforce the requirement. The main reasons why many workers continue to disregard the use of hard hats include their lack of comfort, their weight and self-consciousness of one's appearance. New designs of hard hats presented in this article overcome most of these issues.
Descriptors (primary) construction sites; safety helmets; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; unsafe acts; disobeying safety instructions; design of equipment; comfort criteria; supply of personal protective equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Head protection