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Document ID (ISN)108829
CIS number 08-1404
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-261-0
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-559
Author(s) Gauvin C., Dolez P., Harrabi L., Boutin J., Petit Y., Vu-Khanh T., Lara J.
Title Development of methods for measuring the adherence of protective gloves - Preliminary study
Original title Mise au point de méthodes pour mesurer l'adhérence des gants de protection - Étude préliminaire [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, 2008. ix, 77p. Illus. 68 ref. + CD-ROM. Price: CAD 9.45. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-559.pdf [in French]
08-1404.pdf [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; Quebec; equipment testing; adhesion; friction
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; Canada; description of technique; reliability; sampling and analysis; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hand and arm protection