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Adaptation to discomfort in personal protective devices: an example with safety helmets
Luleå tekniska universitet.
Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Arbetsvetenskap.
1990 (Engelska)Ingår i: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 33, nr 2, s. 137-145Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
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Discomfort in the use of personal protective devices (PPD) has been one of the chief causes of their non-use. A field trial using industrial helmets was carried out to ascertain whether by training and repeated wearing subjects could experience a significant adaptation to discomfort. Ten subjects took part in the trial in a tropical environment by wearing helmets repeatedly (6 h a day) for one month. Subjective evaluations of discomfort were made at the end of the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 14th and 30th day. It was revealed that complaints of discomfort, viz. hotness, heaviness, bad fit, etc., decreased markedly throughout the 30 day period. Though positive responses of adaptation to discomfort seem to reach an optimum towards 30 days, it is difficult to draw any conclusions on the optimum period of adaptation for each discomfort factor. In relation to inherent discomforts that are extremely difficult to overcome without compromising the protection efficiency of a PPD, the principle of adaptation seems to be a very important facet which has to be developed for an effective PPD programme.

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1990. Vol. 33, nr 2, s. 137-145
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14423DOI: 10.1080/00140139008927105ISI: A1990DD28100004Lokalt ID: dc5d0c60-d4bb-11db-8550-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-14423DiVA, id: diva2:987396
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Godkänd; 1990; 20070317 (ysko)

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