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General Directorate of Labour (Dirección general de Trabajo), Madrid.
Technical standards for personal protective equipment
Normas técnicas de homologación de materiales de protección [in Spanish]
Collection of 9 standards issued as resolutions of the General Directorate of Labour under the Order of 17 May 1974 to harmonise workers' personal protective equipment: standards MT-2 (hearing protectors), MT-3 (welders' screens), MT-4 (electricians' insulated gloves), MT-5 (safety footwear), MT-6 (electricians' insulating stools), MT-7,8,9 and 10 (respiratory protective equipment: 1. general; 2. mechanical filters; 3. dust masks; 4. chemical and combined chemical/mechanical filter respirators for ammoniac). Each standard contains definitions, classifications, minimum standards and characteristics of various types of equipment, test procedures for approval and rules for evaluation of results. These standards were originally published in Boletín oficial del Estado, Madrid, 1-6, 8, 9 and 10 Sep. 1975, Vol.315, No.209-217.
Seguridad, Nov. 1975, No.57, Supplement, 31p. Illus.
Kroes P., Fleming R., Lempert B.
List of personal hearing protectors and attenuation data.
Noise attenuation data supplied by 40 manufacturers or distributors of hearing protectors (earplugs and earmuffs) are listed in this brochure. The data relate to 175 models; average attenuation values are given (in dB) for the following frequencies: 125, 250, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 6,000 and 8,000Hz. The 19 laboratories which carried out the relevant tests are also listed. An appendix outlines 3 methods available for the determination of the noise reduction factor of hearing protectors and gives numerical examples regarding their application.
HEW Publication No.(NIOSH)76-120, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, Sep. 1975. 37p. Illus.
Personal respiratory protective equipment
La protection individuelle des voies respiratoires. [in French]
After a diagrammatic classification of the chief respiratory hazards and the corresponding type of protective equipment required, the author defines the criteria to be satisfied by the facepiece: seal, comfort and visibility, dead space, freedom from respiratory impairment, existence of an expiratory buffer chamber, rapidity of fitting, robustness and service life, ease of maintenance. Details of 2 main groups of personal protective equipment follow: air-purifying respirators functioning by mechanical, physical, chemical, or catalytic filtration, and atmosphere-supplying devices, self-contained or hose-type. A table in conformity with the German industrial standard DIN 3181 gives references, colours and fields of application of filter cartridges.
Revue de la protection, May 1975, no.188, p.13-18, and June 1975, No.189, p.20-22. Illus.
Filter equipment for personal protection against dust - Tests
Appareils filtrants de protection individuelle contre les poussières - Essais. [in French]
This standard specifies the methods for measuring the frictional loss, efficacy and clogging of filter equipment for personal protection against dust (excluding radioactive dust). Definitions, followed by detailed description of test methods and apparatus, illustrated by numerous diagrams.
Norme française homologuée NF S 76-101, French Standards Association (Association française de normalisation), Tour Europe, 92080 Paris-la-Défense Cedex 7, France, May 1975, 15p. Illus.
Programming personal protection - Eye and face.
"The finest eye and face protection equipment is worthless if it is carelessly prescribed or is not worn", and this article (the first in a series exploring personal protection) sets out to ensure optimum conditions in this field. The 6 points of the relevant general industrial standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHAct) are first summarised, with details of additional regulations in OSHAct standards. These standards are at present under review. The need for greater efforts on the part of industry and the unions to make eye protection effective is also stressed, and a suggestion that employees should be penalised for not complying with standards is reported. Vision protection programmes are analysed, and the experience of a successful programme reviewed. A table showing the recommended optimum protection measures according to the operation is included.
National Safety News, Feb. 1975, Vol.111, No.2, p.53-56. Illus.
Resolution of the Council of Ministers concerning the supply, use and maintenance of protective equipment and work equipment, and the provision of health and hygienic equipment and supplies
Hotărîre a Consiliului de miniştri privind acordarea, utilizarea şi întreţinerea echipamentului de protecţie şi a echipamentului de lucru, precum şi acordarea materialelor igienico-sanitare [in Romanian]
This Resolution distinguishes between protective equipment, supplied free of charge, and work clothes and other work equipment, one-half of the cost of which is borne by the workers. All work units must keep both types of equipment available, and workers must use the equipment distributed to them. Contents: supply, use and maintenance of equipment; manufacture and distribution to work units; distribution of health products and supplies, and equipment for the protection of the skin and mucosae, to workers exposed to toxic substances, dust or pathogenic agents. 2 apppendices: list of protective equipment and work clothes, footwear and other work equipment adopted by the National Economic and Social Development Plan; list of equipment adopted by the programmes of the departmental administrations.
Buletinul oficial al Republicii socialiste România, Partea I, Bucureşti, Romania, 21 Apr. 1975, Vol.11, No.39, p.3-6.
Ministry of Economic Affairs (Ministère des affaires économiques) and Ministry of Employment and Labour (Ministère de l'emploi et du travail), Bruxelles.
Royal Order to amend and supplement the Order of the Regent of 25 September 1947 issuing general regulations concerning the health and safety of workers in underground mines and quarries, and to make the wearing of work clothing compulsory
Arrêté royal modifiant et complétant l'arrêté du Régent du 25 septembre 1947 portant règlement général des mesures d'hygiène et de santé des travailleurs dans les mines, minières et carrières souterraines, et généralisant le port du vêtement de travail. [in French]
This Order which was promulgated on 3 Mar. 1975 and entered into force on 1 Jan. 1975 (Art. 32bis/2,A on 1 Jan. 1976), adds a new Chapter I(bis) to the Order of 25 Sep. 1947. It concerns the obligation for workers, other than salaried employees, to use or wear the following types of equipment when working: suitable work clothes for the type of work performed; hard hat for workers in exposed workposts; suitable or protective footwear; gloves, knee pads, leggings, etc. All such work clothes and accessories, which must be approved by the plant physician and safety committee, remain the property of the employer, who must supply, issue, launder and repair them. Workers are not allowed to substitute their personally owned work clothes and accessories.
Moniteur belge - Belgisch Staatsblad, 5 Apr. 1975, Vol.145, No.67, p.3989-3992.
Almeida Proença A., De Campos Pimentel C.A.
Personal protective equipment - Gloves
Equipamento de proteção pessoal - Luvas [in Portuguese]
Monograph based on a census survey in which representatives of manufacturers and users of protective gloves participated. Contents: purpose of the survey; data obtained; general remarks on protection of the hands; agents causing injury to the hands (hard, cutting, abrasive, etc. objects; electricity; heat; chemical substances, ionising radiation and X-rays; liquids); materials used in the manufacture of protective gloves (skins and hides of various origins; vulcanised rubber; neoprene; PVC; hexanol; fabric; felt; wool; asbestos; metal mesh, wire mesh), specifications and contraindications. Definitions.
Coleção SESI No.18, Serviço social da industria, Departamento regional de São Paulo, Viaduto Doma Paulina 80, São Paulo, Brazil, 3rd edition, 1975. 86p. Illus. 3 ref.
Personal protection - Protection of the lower limbs
Prevenzione personale: la protezione degli arti inferiori [in Italian]
The protective role of safety shoes is described in the light of various examples: shoe design (protection of malleolus, protective toecap, studded or ribbed non-skid soles, backers, uppers, penetration-resistant soles and protective midsoles); ankle boots, full-length boots; conductive soles (antistatic footwear). A chapter is devoted to acceptance tests for safety footwear.
Rivista di meccanica, July 1975, Vol.26, No.598, p.37-44. Illus.
German Committee on Respiratory Protective Equipment (Deutscher Ausschuss für Atemschutzgeräte), Bonn, 1974.
Air-purifying respirators for protection against aerosols (dust, fumes, mists and other particulate atmospheric pollutants)
Atemschutzfiltergeräte gegen Schwebstoffe (Stäube, Rauche, Nebel und andere teilchenförmige Luftverunreinigungen) [in German]
Technical safety rules laid down in pursuance of the German Federal law on technical equipment: scope, characteristics of respiratory protective equipment, specifications for the apparatus as a whole and for filters, testing (equipment, materials, degree of penetration), preliminary conditions to be filled for tests and test certificate.
Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Gereonstrasse 18-32, 5 Köln 1, Germany (Fed.Rep.). 12p. 4 ref. Price: DM.1.50.
Personal safety equipment for welding operatives.
Description of equipment used to eliminate hazards associated with: gas welding and cutting; arc welding and cutting; and TIG, submerged-arc, plasma-arc, laser, electron-beam, and resistance welding. The accessories discussed are: head protection, goggles and glasses, filters, ear protection, ventilation for the working area, gloves, general body protection, and safety mats.
Welding and Metal Fabrication, Guildford, United Kingdom, May 1974, Vol.42, No.5, p.170-179. Illus.
Personal protective equipment - General rules
Personlig verneutstyr - Alminnelige regler [in Norwegian]
Compilation of rules for testing and marking personal protective equipment and for providing instructions to ensure the correct use and maintenance of this equipment. Subjects dealt with include: head and scalp protection; hearing protection; face and eye protection; respiratory protection; foot and leg protection; safety belts and lifelines. The test conditions, which are valid for all the Nordic countries, are reproduced in detail.
Veiledning nr.10, Directorate of Labour Inspection (Direktoratet for arbeidstilsynet), Postboks 8103, Oslo-Dep., Norway, Nov. 1974. 56p. Illus. Gratis.
Personal protective equipment for work on electric installations
Persönliche Schutzausrüstungen für Arbeiten an elektrischen Anlagen [in German]
The equipment described is designed both to prevent the passage of electric current through the body and to afford protection against the thermal effects and flying particles resulting from an electric arc. Detailed discussion of the equipment to be worn for low voltage (gloves, helmet, face shield and protective clothing, insulating blankets or sections) and high voltage (insulating screens).
Die Berufsgenossenschaft, Apr. 1974, No.4, p.149-155. Illus.
Personal protective equipment
Las prendas de protección [in Spanish]
This issue of the magazine of the Committee on Safety in the Basic Metal Industries is mainly devoted to personal protective equipment: supply of and demand for protective equipment; a personal protection policy; general remarks on personal protective equipment; use and abuse of this type of equipment; various articles of equipment; maintenance of personal protective equipment; safety goggles; safety footwear.
Revista Seguridad, Jan.-Mar. 1973, No.48, p.3-43, and 72.
Improving industrial workers' personal protective equipment
Puti soveršenstvovanija sredstv individual'noj zaščity rabotajuščih na proizvodstve [in Russian]
Account of a conference held at Moscow in Oct. 1971 and devoted to 3 major topics: the protection of body surfaces (materials for work clothing, protective gloves, protective shoes, protection of the head etc.); the assessment, from the physiological and hygienic viewpoints, of personal protective equipment and its standardisation; the protection of the respiratory tract. Some 50 papers are reproduced in full. The resolution and recommendations of the Conference concerning the improvement of personal protective equipment are appended.
Vesesojuznyj central'nyj naučno-issledovatel'skij institut ohrany truda VCSPS, Obolenskij per. 10, Moskva G-21, USSR, 1973. 286p. Illus. 69 ref. Price: Rbl.1.78.
Personal protective equipment in the butcher's trade
Persönliche Schutzausrüstungen für den Fleischer [in German]
A study of protective aprons, the various metal-mesh materials used, metal-mesh gloves and arm guards.
Die Berufsgenossenschaft, Sep. 1973, No.9, p.356-359. Illus.
Sicherheit beim Schleifen [in German]
Having indicated the increased productivity achieved by raising the peripheral speed of abrasive wheels, the problem of increasing safety is considered. Advice is given on: unpacking new wheels; inspection; storage and transport, with particular reference to marking; ring testing; mounting and testing. Requirements to be met by guards and grinders with or without guards. Eye protection equipment should be worn and safety screens employed. A checklist for grinders and abbrasive wheels is included.
Eisen und Stahl, May 1972, No.5, p.196-216. Illus.
Data sheet on safety belts - Quality, use, maintenance and inspection
Merkblatt Sicherheitsgürtel - Beschaffenheit, Verwendung, Wartung, Überprüfung [in German]
Part 1 deals with the use, maintenance, cleaning, storage, service life, and, in particular, the inspection of safety belts. Advice is given on procedures for the visual inspection of natural and synthetic fibre safety belts and lifelines. Part 2 is a study by H. Ginsel entitled "Is your safety belt still serviceable?", which also deals with the inspection of used safety belts. The main types of wear and damage are shown in 12 colour illustrations.
Unfallverhütungsdienst der Allgemeinen Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Hegelgasse 8, 1010 Vienna, Austria, Mar. 1972. 8p. Illus.
Standardised safety equipment
Equipos de seguridad normalizados [in Spanish]
This brochure is made up of 43 brief information sheets devoted mainly to personal protective equipment (life jackets, safety helmets, ear muffs, eye protection, welding face shields, gloves, suits, footwear, fall arrestors, etc.), indicating in each case the manufacturer, the available sizes, the constituent materials, the characteristics, test results, and suitable uses.
Comisión central de seguridad e higiene del trabajo, Dragados y Construcciones, S.A., Madrid, Spain, 1971. 45p. Illus.
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