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Lessons from 35 years of PPE selection, evaluation, design and standardization


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Arteau, Jean. 2019. « Lessons from 35 years of PPE selection, evaluation, design and standardization ». In Frühjahrskongress der Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (Dresden, Germany, Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2019) Coll. « Kongress der Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft », vol. 65. Dortmund : GfA-Press.

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To protect, personal protective equipment PPE shall be as safe as possible and always worn by all workers. The PPE user-friendliness is essential for an effective use. Even if PPEs are legally mandatory, employers and workers shall be convinced that a specific PPE is the one to be worn always by all workers for a task. Workers’ psychophysical perceptions of comfort, interference with the tasks and safety when performing their tasks in a controlled environment similar to the real work environment, correlated with physical, mechanical, biomechanical and physiological measurements are a good tool for the global evaluation of PPE. The success is a combination of political involvement, joint employer-employee partnership, work and tasks analysis, risk assessment and independent evaluation based scientific methods.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
Additional Information: Arbeit interdisziplinär analysieren – bewerten – gestalten¼; Identifiant de l'article: Paper A 8.1
Arteau, Jean
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 19:36
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 13:41

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