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Document ID (ISN)48963
CIS number 88-313
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Occupational Accidents
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rowland F.J.
Title Comparison of the impact protection properties of Sikh turbans and industrial safety helmets
Bibliographic information June 1987, Vol.9, No.1, p.47-57. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract The impact protection properties of Punjab Sikh turbans are compared with the impact properties of industrial safety helmets. The test used was a modification of the impact test specified in BS 5240:1975 - Specification for General Purpose Industrial Safety Helmets. The results indicate that the forces transmitted to the head at comparable impact energies, when wearing a Sikh turban, are almost 5 times greater than when wearing a helmet, for the major part of the head area.
Descriptors (primary) safety helmets; impact testing; traditional head coverings
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Head protection