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Document ID (ISN)108317
CIS number 08-780
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith S.
Title Protective clothing and the quest for improved performance
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.70, No.2, p.63-65. Illus.
Abstract In protective clothing, the technical protection factors such as chemical, water, thermal and flame resistance are well understood. The emphasis is now on comfort factors, such as fabric weight, fabric texture, seaming, stretch, protection from hot and cold work environments, and on making the clothing more attractive, for example similar to those worn in sports such as automobile racing. This article discusses recent trends in protective clothing with respect to comfort, design, fibres and fabrics, durability and visibility.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; comfort criteria; research
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; synthetic fibres; fabrics for protective clothing; motivation; visibility; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing