ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)23377
CIS number 75-1420
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Title Development of criteria for industrial and firefighters' head protective devices.
Bibliographic information HEW Publication No.(NIOSH)75-125, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Post Office Building, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, USA, Jan. 1975. 80p. Illus. 84 ref.
Abstract Following an analysis of occupational head injury accidents, the findings of a study designed to elaborate criteria for performance, testing and user's standards for an efficient means of head protection are reported. After considerations on head injury types, anthropometry of the head and human factors, requirements are established for impact attenuation and penetration resistance. Another part reviews current performance and test standards. Detailed criteria for recommended standards comprise requirements for materials, helmet assembly, impact attenuation, penetration resistance and other characteristics. Test methods and results are discussed, and recommendations are given to the user.
Descriptors (primary) USA; protection criteria; equipment testing; safety helmets
Descriptors (secondary) strength of materials; report; ergonomics; anthropometry; impact testing; accident research; standardization; head injuries; cost of accidents; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Head protection