|Document ID (ISN)||108829|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et Recherches R-559
||Gauvin C., Dolez P., Harrabi L., Boutin J., Petit Y., Vu-Khanh T., Lara J.
||Development of methods for measuring the adherence of protective gloves - Preliminary study
||Mise au point de méthodes pour mesurer l'adhérence des gants de protection - Étude préliminaire [in French]|
||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, 2008. ix, 77p. Illus. 68 ref. + CD-ROM. Price: CAD 9.45. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-559.pdf [in French]
||Workers wearing gloves with poor adherence may have to make additional efforts to hold the object that they are manipulating, which can cause discomfort, pain and even musculoskeletal problems. This study's main objective was to explore various approaches for characterizing the adherence of protective gloves. A biomechanical method previously developed at the IRSST was modified to measure the coefficient of friction of gloves, and applied to tests, firstly with human subjects, then with a mechanical device requiring no human intervention. Furthermore, a laboratory method for measuring the coefficient of friction was developed and applied to the measurement of 27 glove models. This study demonstrates that the mechanical method makes it easier to control the variables that affect adherence measures. It is a simple, reliable and inexpensive method that can be useful to protective glove manufacturers for measuring the adherence of their products.
||protective gloves; Quebec; equipment testing; adhesion; friction
||public OSH institutions; Canada; description of technique; reliability; sampling and analysis; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hand and arm protection