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Document ID (ISN)77640
CIS number 01-1717
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1694-0
Year 1999
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 208/1999
Author(s) Dyson H.M., Johnson D.J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Protective clothing in potteries
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1999. iv, 85p. Illus. 6 ref. Price: GBP 60.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; substitution; dust; brick and tile industry
Descriptors (secondary) textiles; mineral dust; fabrics for protective clothing; thermal comfort; comfort assessment; dust retention
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing