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Document ID (ISN)77364
CIS number 01-1519
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brett Y.B.
Title Personal protection - Head safety
Original title Protection individuelle - La tête en sécurité [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1999, No.351, p.17-21. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract Injuries to the head (skull perforations, skull or cervical fractures, intra-skull lesions without fractures) are very frequent in industrial occupations and represent approximately 5% of occupational injuries in developed countries. On average, they give rise to an absence from work lasting three weeks. Topics covered by the article include: different types of helmest; selecting the helmet based on the type of hazard; EC certification process; minimum quality requirements; advice when buying; French and European regulations.
Descriptors (primary) head protection; head injuries; safety helmets
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; France; European Communities; standard; selection of equipment; approval; accident absenteeism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Head protection