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A Scandinavian perspective on human factors testing of personal protective devices
Luleå tekniska universitet.
1997 (engelsk)Inngår i: Performance of protective clothing: sixth volume ; [papers presented at the Sixth International Symposium on the Performance of Protective Clothing: Emerging Protection Technologies held in Orlando, Florida on 18 - 19 June 1996] / [ed] Jeffrey O. Stull; Arthur D. Schwope, West Conshohocken, Pa: ASTM International, 1997, s. 283-292Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

Testing for protection performance and human factors in personal protective devices (PPD) can be undertaken using a standardised methodology. The standardised methodology for performance testing is used for the certification of PPD. However, it is unfortunate that methods of testing for human factors and wearability of PPD are scarce, and even the methods that do exist are not always refined or standardised. In both hot and cold environments, thermal comfort is an important user need of PPD. To test the thermal characteristics of PPD, methods providing objective data are available, yet they are not always standardised. An exception exists for insulation testing of clothing, for which standardised methods have been developed. The fit of PPD is also a priority need among wearers. Clothing fit is often tested subjectively. The objective methods developed to test the fit of PPD and clothing again require refinement and standardisation. Wearability of PPD urgently requires the development and standardisation of both objective and subjective testing methods. This paper provides insights into some testing methods on human factors of PPD that have been particularly useful over the years.

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West Conshohocken, Pa: ASTM International, 1997. s. 283-292
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ASTM Special Technical Publication, ISSN 0066-0558 ; 1273
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Industriell produktionsmiljö
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-32660Scopus ID: 5844405908Lokal ID: 73765a20-0558-11dd-b034-000ea68e967bISBN: 0-8031-2402-3 (tryckt)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-32660DiVA, id: diva2:1005894
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International Symposium on Performance of Protective Clothing : 18/06/1996 - 19/06/1996
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Godkänd; 1996; 20080408 (andbra)

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