|Document ID (ISN)||77640|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Contract Research Report CRR 208/1999
||Dyson H.M., Johnson D.J.
Health and Safety Executive
||Protective clothing in potteries
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1999. iv, 85p. Illus. 6 ref. Price: GBP 60.00.
||Evaluation of dust protection, wear and comfort was carried on polyester fabrics used in protective clothing for pottery workers. The most commonly used fabric had good mechanical properties and moderate moisture transmission (MVT), but was very uncomfortable. Before use, the fabric had acceptable dust protection properties; however, after a minimal number of laundering cycles, the particle exclusion efficiency deteriorated significantly. Six alternative fabrics were evaluated as possible replacements. All had improved dust exclusion properties, especially after laundering, and much higher MVTs. In factory trials, all fabrics showed improved comfort. Parameters evaluated for the measurement of comfort, particularly water vapour concentration both within and outside the protective garment, were compared with subjective tests and recommendations for suitable alternative fabrics were made.
||protective clothing; substitution; dust; brick and tile industry
||textiles; mineral dust; fabrics for protective clothing; thermal comfort; comfort assessment; dust retention
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations