ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)77365
CIS number 01-1391
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brett Y.B.
Title Personal protection - Face and eye protection
Original title Protection individuelle - Le visage et la vue protégés [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1999, No.351, p.23-26. Illus.
Abstract Finding the best compromise when selecting face and eye protective equipment involves analysing the hazards facing the workers, constraints of the task and of the work environment, and aspects specific to the individual worker. Topics covered by this article include: main types of personal protective equipment; main hazards; human factors (reluctance by workers to wear protective equipment); guide to the selection of equipment as a function of the exposure hazard; types of safety spectacles; check-list developed by the French Occupational Safety and Health Institute (INRS) in order to help employers to analyse hazards to the eyes; European standards.
Descriptors (primary) selection of equipment; risk factors; face shields; face and eye protection
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; public OSH institutions; France; check lists; human behaviour; safety spectacles; standard; European Communities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Face and eye protection