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Document ID (ISN)41962
CIS number 84-1088
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Occupational Accidents
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vńyrynen S., Ojanen K.
Title The protection of loggers' heads and eyes in forestry work
Bibliographic information June 1983, Vol.5, No.2, p.81-88. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Questionnaires, interviews, observations, accident and near-accident reports, and user and laboratory tests were used to investigate the frequency of the use and protection afforded by the helmet and eye protector in forestry work, and possible improvements. 88% of loggers always used a helmet and 32% an eye protector, in spite of their being compulsory in Finland, 8-15% of logging accidents cause eye injuries. The helmet was too hot in summer and too cold in winter. Design defects of eye protectors, which partly accounted for their low rate of use, were: they become frosted in winter; visibility is poor in the rain or the dark; they cause glare in sunshine. Improvements in the design of helmets and eye protectors are suggested.
Descriptors (primary) personal protective equipment; logging; head protection; face and eye protection
Descriptors (secondary) Finland; face shields; safety helmets; glare; visibility; comfort criteria; design of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Forestry and logging
Head protection
Face and eye protection
Personal protection