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Document ID (ISN)29908
CIS number 78-1698
ISSN - Serial title Staub
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Riediger G., Coenen W.
Title The dust helmet, personal protective equipment combining head and respiratory protection
Original title Der Atemschutzhelm, eine persönliche Schutzausrüstung, die den Kopfschutz und den Atemschutz in sich vereinigt [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1977, Vol.37, No.10, p.378-382. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Description of the principle of an air-supplied helmet, and especially a self-contained filter helmet. The advantages and drawbacks of this equipment, which provides protection of both the head and airways, are set out, and examples of developments given (helmet with face mask, filter, fan and battery). Suggestions for testing and technical safety evaluation of dust helmets: (a) head protection testing according to rules applying to industrial protective helmets, permissible weight; (b) tests for respiratory protection against aerosols and harmful gases; (c) visual field and characteristics of the face mask; (d) noise limit and comfort.
Descriptors (primary) air-fed helmets; respirators; safety helmets; dust helmets
Descriptors (secondary) field of vision; evaluation of equipment; protection criteria; equipment testing; comfort criteria; sound attenuation
Document type -
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Face and eye protection
Respiratory protection
Head protection