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Document ID (ISN)47875
CIS number 87-660
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Occupational Accidents
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hickling E.M.
Title Factors affecting the acceptability of head protection at work
Bibliographic information Nov. 1986, Vol.8, No.3, p.193-206. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract This review was part of a symposium on head protection at work (16 April 1986, Loughborough, United Kingdom). The 10 British standards applying to protective headgear are listed. The factors included in the model are discussed: weather protection, thermal and tactile properties, absorptivity permeability, mass distribution, degree of fit, size and shape, retention performance and fit, helmet volume, visual factors, and helmet compatibility. The effects of comfort and retention on helmet performance are also described.
Descriptors (primary) design of equipment; safety helmets
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; human factors; comment on standard; conference; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Head protection
Ergonomics