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Document ID (ISN)38814
CIS number 82-2014
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Occupational Accidents
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Proctor T.D.
Title A review of research relating to industrial helmet design
Bibliographic information Mar. 1982, Vol.3, No.4, p.259-272. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract Research involving statistics, impact considerations and comfort stability/acceptability, is reviewed. The British and ISO test method, which uses the peak acceleration of a headform to assess impact absorption, is considered equivalent to those methods that involve humanoid headform and use average acceleration as the criterion in tests where the impact direction lies approximately normal to the impacting surface and where the impact is of short duration. Where rotation of the head may occur, a more thorough investigation of the biomechanical evidence is required before conclusions can be drawn about the benefits to be derived from extending the test procedures. Recommendations for research into comfort and the useful service life of injection-moulded plastic helmets, are made.
Descriptors (primary) head protection; design of equipment; safety helmets
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; ISO; service life; standard; applied research; round-up; comfort criteria; protection criteria; impact testing
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Head protection
Ergonomics