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Document ID (ISN)69128
CIS number 97-1002
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1274-0
Year 1996
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 118/1996
Author(s) Smith D.M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Chain mail and other cut resistant gloves as protection against powered blades in clothing factories
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. 26p. Illus. 2 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
Abstract A powered circular blade cut test was developed to simulate the effects of a severe accident with a typical cloth cutting device. The test was used to compare the cut resistance of a range of protective gloves. Chain mail gloves provided a significantly higher level of protection against mechanically driven blades than the other products investigated. Knitted aramid, steel reinforced knitted aramid, leather and aramid reinforced leather, and rubber coated knitted cotton gloves all provided negligible protection. The test apparatus and procedure are described and standard cut resistance tests are reviewed.
Descriptors (primary) protective gloves; cutting resistance; clothing industry; shearing and cutting; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) cylindrical-knife cutting machines; metal mesh; description of technique; evaluation of equipment
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Clothing and finished textile products industry
Hand and arm protection