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Document ID (ISN)75530
CIS number 00-1372
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title A guide to selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment for cargo handling operations in ports
Bibliographic information Government of India, Ministry of Labour, Dock Safety Division, Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Mumbai 400 022, India, 2000. 26p. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract These guidelines are aimed at employers of dock workers and operators of hazardous installations in ports. They provide recommendations to the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment for dock workers engaged in cargo handling operations. Main topics covered: head protection; eye and face protection; hand protection; foot and leg protection; respiratory protection; body protection (aprons and coveralls; safety belts and harnesses); testing of personal protective equipment. A table of the various cargoes, the hazards involved and the recommended type of personal protective equipment is provided.
Descriptors (primary) India; safe working methods; personal protective equipment; dock work
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; harmful substances; manual handling; safety guides; safety belts; equipment testing; harnesses; preventive maintenance
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Personal protection