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Document ID (ISN)108110
CIS number 08-697
ISSN - Serial title 0946-7599 - Arbeit und Gesundheit
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Donner C.
Title Personal protective equipment offering projection against cuts and piercing injuries
Original title Persönliche Schutzausrüstungen: hieb- und stichfest [in German]
Bibliographic information 2007, No.11, p.10. Illus.
Internet access 08-0697.pdf [in German]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; arm guards; wounds; upper extremities
Descriptors (secondary) glass; meat industry; sheet-metal working; selection of equipment
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