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Active-passive criteria as a measurement of the users' interaction with PPE


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Séguillon, Camille et Arteau, Jean. 2013. « Active-passive criteria as a measurement of the users' interaction with PPE ». In Frühjahrskongress 2013 der Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft GfA (Krefeld, Germany, Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2013) pp. 329-332. Dortmund : GfA-Press.

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A good selection of personal protective equipment PPE is essential to protect workers. For its optimization, two concepts seem interesting: active and passive. These concepts are rarely used. The collective protective equipment is passive while the individual ones are active. The criteria are then dichotomous. The user’s intervention level is varying for different PPEs in a same category; a level of activity seems measurable. Firstly, the definitions of the concepts are refined. Experimental tasks are executed in a controlled environment. The subjects are around ten students in steel erection. They will climb 6m on ladders and then do a typical task. They will wear standard PPE required by regulation. Several combinations of harness, lanyard with energy absorber, self-retracting lanyard will be tested to define the active/ passive concepts and establish a level of activity scale. Perceptions, time, and the number of movements will be collected or observed.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
Arteau, Jean
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 16:29
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 13:21

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