|Document ID (ISN)||108110|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0946-7599 - Arbeit und Gesundheit
|Convention or series no.
||Personal protective equipment offering projection against cuts and piercing injuries
||Persönliche Schutzausrüstungen: hieb- und stichfest [in German]|
||2007, No.11, p.10. Illus.
||Working with knives or sharp objects (glass, sheet metal, etc.) presents a risk of injuries to the hands and arms. In the food industry in particular, 30 to 40% of all reported accidents are due to the handling of knives, of which 90% concern the hand-arm system. Metal chain mesh protective equipment exist that offer suitable hand and arm protection. They exist in the form of gloves, gauntlets and arm protectors that can reach up to the shoulder, and even as long-sleeved vests. It is recommended that gloves be worn to test their comfort and not to depend on the sizes specified by the supplier. For work requiring arms to be raised, the sleeves must be fixed so as not to slide down, in order to ensure an unfailing protection of the hands and arms.
||protective gloves; arm guards; wounds; upper extremities
||glass; meat industry; sheet-metal working; selection of equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Hand and arm protection