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Document ID (ISN)107859
CIS number 08-480
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-112-5
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-491
Author(s) Gauvin C., Tellier C., Daigle C., Petitjean-Roget T.
Title Evaluation of dexterity tests applied to protective gloves
Original title Evaluation de tests de dextérité appliqués aux gants de protection [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2007. x, 70p. Illus. 83 ref. Price: CAD 10.60. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract While workers may be protected from frequent and severe hand injury risks by wearing gloves suited to the task, these gloves can however significantly reduce dexterity and tactile sensitivity, limit hand movements and lower productivity, thus causing workers to modify this protective equipment or to refuse its wear. It is therefore important to be able to characterize the dexterity allowed by these gloves. This study involved comparing various dexterity tests, with 30 volunteers carrying out dexterity tasks while wearing different types of gloves. The scores obtained together with subjective data collected by means of questionnaires were subjected to statistical evaluation. Results enabled the definition of a broad framework for the future definition of an experimental protocol for classifying gloves according to their degree of dexterity.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; equipment testing; manual dexterity; Quebec
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; report; comparative study; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Hand and arm protection