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Rebar installers’ fall arrest systems: part 1, belt vs harness and the selection of the harness (PPE)

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Arteau, Jean, Beauchamp, Yves, Lajoie, Olivier et Labranche, Laetitia. 2019. « Rebar installers’ fall arrest systems: part 1, belt vs harness and the selection of the harness (PPE) ». 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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Abstract

Rebar installers are exposed to fall hazard when installing reinforcing steel bars (rebars) in walls. They shall use fall arrest system composed of a harness and a connecting link. The belt was traditionally used. 4 types of belts and harnesses were evaluated for their perceived comfort and safety by 12 subjects while doing prescribed tasks in walls and on the ground. One harness is as comfortable as the work positioning belt and as a belt with a subpelvic strap. The model of harness with a subpelvic was less comfortable at the shoulder level. The subpelvic strap was not adding comfort in suspension compared to a floating work positioning belt. A basic full body harness with a floating work positioning belt is a simple and affordable solution. The use of a fall arrest system with a harness is acceptable to the workers.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
Additional Information: Arbeit interdisziplinär analysieren – bewerten – gestalten¼; Identifiant de l'article: Paper A 9.1
Professor:
Professor
Arteau, Jean
Affiliation: Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 19:36
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 13:42
URI: https://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/18546

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