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Document ID (ISN)107776
CIS number 08-266
ISBN(s) 2-7389-0373-8
Year 2003
Convention or series no. INRS ED 786
Title Their knees are vulnerable - Protect them by providing them with suitable protective clothing
Original title Leurs genoux sont fragiles ... Protégez-les en les équipant d'un vêtement de protection adapté [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2e ed., Dec. 2003. 6p. Illus. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_catalog_view_view/D3B89B000B99E507C1256CD9005186C0/$FILE/ed786.pdf [in French]
08-0266.pdf [in French]
Abstract This leaflet presents the risks incurred by persons working in a kneeling position (knee hygroma) together with the resulting social costs. It also presents a new concept of protection: protective clothing with an insert which protects the knees. It was the result of a technological collaboration between three manufacturers of work clothing.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; France; knee pads; bursitis; kneeling posture
Descriptors (secondary) economic aspects; training material; safety guides
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Foot and leg protection
Work posture