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Anthropometry and selection of full body harness: beyond stature and body mass as selection criteria

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Arteau, Jean and Patron Gomez, Heidy Esther and Beauregard, Yvan. 2018. « Anthropometry and selection of full body harness: beyond stature and body mass as selection criteria ». In Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (Francfort, Allemagne, Fev. 21-23, 2018) Coll. « Kongress der Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft », vol. 64. GFA Press.

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Abstract

The full body harness is a component of an individual fall arrest system made of webbings and buckles adjusted around the torso to keep the person's body from hitting the ground and to distribute the impact forces over the body. The comfort is key selection criteria after the compliance with the standards. A literature review was made. The biomechanics of the fall arrest, the positioning of the webbing on the body and the maximum deceleration were defined. Few articles discuss the sizing. Selection charts use the body mass (x axis) and the stature (y axis) to define size zones. 3 charts do not recommend the same size for a given body mass-stature combination. A harness was fitted on by volunteers. 20% of the volunteers require a larger or a smaller harness than the one selected according to the manufacturer’s chart.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
Additional Information: Identifiant de l'article: A.2.1
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Arteau, Jean
Beauregard, Yvan
Affiliation: Génie mécanique, Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 18:30
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 14:47
URI: http://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/16532

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