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Document ID (ISN)29433
CIS number 78-1095
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cook W.I., Love J.R.
Title A report on the performance of miners' safety caps.
Bibliographic information DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.77-218, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Aug. 1977. 16p. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Thirty samples each of 16 models of helmet were tested for compliance with standards. Helmets were checked for marking, construction and adjustment instructions; tested were flammability, insulation, penetration and impact resistance. All the models passed the flammability and penetration resistance tests, but only 13 were completely satisfactory. It appeared that quality control during manufacture was at fault with the failed models. The need for protection against peripheral impacts is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) evaluation of equipment; mining industry; safety helmets
Descriptors (secondary) USA; report; penetration resistance; dielectric strength; compliance tests; equipment testing; impact testing; flammability testing
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying
Head protection