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Document ID (ISN)33626
CIS number 80-1114
ISSN - Serial title 0022-4375 - Journal of Safety Research
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Berger R.E., Calvano N.J.
Title Evaluation of product safety test methods: protective headgear.
Bibliographic information Spring 1979, Vol.11, No.1, p.14-19. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract The real life simulation of impacts with headgear protection was compared with a nonrealistic test method. The simulation used a humanoid headform, the test method a rigid metal headform. Impact velocity was the same for both configurations; impact surface varied in hardness. Using established tolerance criteria, procedures were developed for relating pass/fail thresholds of the real life simulation to those of the test method. The efficacy of the test method was assessed in terms of acceptable levels of discrimination of unsafe products. The nonrealistic test method was found to correlate sufficiently well with real life simulation to be used in testing protective headgear.
Descriptors (primary) equipment testing; safety helmets
Descriptors (secondary) impact testing; simulation facilities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Head protection