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A Study on Protective Purposes and Intents of Use of Safety Helmets as for Reduction of Falls

추락사고 감소를 위한 안전모의 보호목적과 사용의도에 대한 고찰

Kim, Jin Hyun
김진현

  • Received : 2013.02.13
  • Accepted : 2013.09.17
  • Published : 2013.09.30

Abstract

Occupational Safety and Health Act provides that industrial safety helmets are personal protective equipment(PPE) to protect heads against falls from a height. Relevant domestic regulations are distinguished and different from other countries' cases. This study investigated industrial safety helmet's protective purposes and characteristics related to falls and the notion of fall prevention. A comparative analysis of regulations on safety helmets and fall prevention as well as standards on safety helmet's impact test requirements is followed by a literature review. It is also suggested that the term "fall" related to safety helmets should be changed to "impact on the upper part of head" in domestic regulations and standards.

Keywords

personal protective equipment;head prevention;safety helmet;fall from a height;fall;flying;impact;penetration

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