|Document ID (ISN)||78399|
|Convention or series no.
||Bartels V.T., Umbach K.H.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Physiological optimization of cut-resistant protective clothing
||Bekleidungsphysiologische Optimierung von Schnittschutzkleidung [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1999. 80p. Illus. 3 ref. Price: EUR 10.00.
||Over 250,000 workers in Germany (including forestry workers, fire fighters and rescue workers) use chain saws and need to wear cut-resistant protective clothing. This type of clothing generally cannot be used for extended work periods without leading to the critical overheating of the body, particularly during the warm season and with heavy physical activity. The objective of this project was to develop thermophysiologically-optimized cut-resistant protective clothing systems. Heat transmissions were recorded for clothing made from various fabric weights, layer compositions and constructions, and clothing fabrics offering the best comfort while meeting specific technical protection requirements were identified. Skin sensitivity was also taken into account in choosing the layer of fabric in direct contact with the skin.
||protective clothing; thermal comfort; cutting resistance
||fire fighting; heat transfer; evaluation of equipment; forestry; report; Germany; outdoor work; body temperature; physical workload; chain saws; rescue organization; skin; comfort assessment; testing; hot workplaces; textiles
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Machinery and tools
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Heat and cold