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Document ID (ISN)27712
CIS number 77-1410
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mayer A., Salsi S.
Title Industrial safety helmets - Test report - Criteria for selection by users
Original title Casques de protection pour l'industrie - Bilan des essais - Critères de choix pour l'utilisateur. [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 1977, No.87, Note No.1056-87-77, p.159-185. Illus.
Abstract This data sheet, based on a study report of the French National Research and Safety Institute (INRS Rapport d'etude No.158/RE, Feb. 1977) obtainable on request, summarises reports on various tests carried out on nearly 2,000 helmets (122 different models) supplied by leading French manufacturers and importers. Data on the severity and characteristics of occupational accidents involving head injury, and a description of the constituent parts and principal functional requirements of safety helmets, are followed by a report on test procedures and results (shock absorption; resistance to penetration; resistance to flame; resistance to aging; resistance to lateral crushing; resistance to splashing with molten metal; electric insulation). These results are given in a large folding table summarising the criteria for selecting the most appropriate safety helmet for each case.
Descriptors (primary) equipment testing; safety helmets
Descriptors (secondary) heat resistance; evaluation of equipment; report; France; dielectric strength; shock absorption; flammability; compressive strength; head injuries; penetration resistance
Document type -
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Head protection