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Document ID (ISN)28710
CIS number 78-489
ISSN - Serial title 0049-0059 - Segurança
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mayer A., Salsi S.
Title Industrial safety helmets
Original title Capacetes de protecção para a indústria [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 1977, Vol.13, No.51, p.14-24. Illus.
Abstract Adaptation, in Portuguese, of an article which appeared in Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail, Paris, France, 2nd quarter 1977, No.87, p.159-185 (CIS 77-1410). The article 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, to flame, to aging, to lateral crushing, to splashing with molten metal; electric insulation). These results are given in a large 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