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Document ID (ISN)32408
CIS number 79-1998
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Koch R., Coenen W.
Title Absorption of horizontal impact by industrial safety helmets - Development of a test method
Original title Horizontale Stossdämpfung bei Industrieschutzhelmen - Entwicklung eines Prüfverfahrens [in German]
Bibliographic information STF report 3-79, Staubforschungsinstitut des Hauptverbandes der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften, Postfach 5040, 5300 Bonn 5, Germany (Fed.Rep.), 1979. 43p. Illus.
Abstract A safety helmet should protect not only against vertical but also against horizontal impact. Description of principles and technical data of a test method for evaluating the horizontal impact absorption of safety helmets. Influence of the point of impact; specific parameters concerning: manufacture, adjusting for different head sizes, and number of impacts. A statistical analysis of the test results demonstrates the precision of the method, apart from the horizontal absorption rate. Tests for vertical impact absorption do not permit any conclusions to be drawn about horizontal impact absorption.
Descriptors (primary) safety helmets; impact testing; equipment testing
Descriptors (secondary) report; striking against objects; description of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Head protection