|Document ID (ISN)||55204|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-0139 - Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Abeysekera J.D.A., Shahnavaz H.
||Adaptation to discomfort in personal protective devices: an example with safety helmets
||Feb. 1990, Voo.33, No.2, p.137-145. Illus. 7 ref.
||In this trial, identical industrial safety helmets were worn by 10 subjects in a tropical environment, repeatedly (6h a day) for a period of one month. Subjective evaluations of discomfort were carried out at intervals. The selected helmet was not ideal, considering the head sizes of the subjects and the fact that the helmet was designed for a cold climate. Results showed a good degree of adaptation to discomfort, heat, heaviness and bad fit. Since adaptation took place over a period of 30 days, it was difficult to draw any conclusions on the optimum adaptation period for each discomfort factor. It is concluded that a significant adaptation to unavoidable discomfort in protective wear is possible.
||tropical climate; safety helmets; comfort assessment
||subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; comfort criteria; field tests; ergonomic evaluation; personal protective equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)