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Document ID (ISN)110896
CIS number 10-0568
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith B.
Title A critical appraisal of safety concerns regarding chest waders
Bibliographic information Oct. 2009. Vol.25, No.5, p.375-383. 10 ref.
Abstract Chest waders are waterproof trousers that extend from the feet to the chest. They are widely used for recreational and work-related activities, in both marine and freshwater environments. A study was conducted into the risk of drowning as a consequence of sinking in water-filled waders or floating feet-up in air-filled waders. It is concluded that other factors are involved in drowning deaths, including panic, poor swimming ability, poor health, hypothermia, fatigue and the presence of strong currents or rough waters. Waders should be properly fitted and incorporate a sturdy belt; furthermore, wader familiarization should be arranged prior to their use in work-related activities.
Descriptors (primary) protection against cold; protection against humidity; diving suits; work clothing; safe working methods; risk factors; drowning
Descriptors (secondary) state of health; fatigue; human behaviour; safety training in industry; description of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing