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Type: Outros documentos
Title: Effectiveness Of Personal Protective Equipment For Farm Workers Who Grow Pineapples
Effectiveness of personal protective equipment for farm workers who grow pineapples
Author: Gonzaga, Maria Cristina
Abrahão, Roberto Funes
Tereso, Mauro José Andrade
Abstract: One of the most challenging agricultural crops from the perspective of worker protection is the pineapple growing. Previous studies reveals the ineffectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE) usually used by workers to protect themselves against accidents with poisonous animals and punctures by pointed leaves, particularly on the tasks of planting seedlings and harvesting. In view of these results, this study aims to experimentally evaluate the effectiveness of a commercial set of PPE in protecting workers against real venomous snake attacks. Four sets of PPE were tested, including shoes and protective gloves, leggings and over sleeves, each set with three different models. Only 5 models were approved in the tests, including one model of a shoe, two models of leggings and two models of gloves. The equipment that pass the real attack tests will then be evaluated by a group of workers in real use situations, according to qualitative criteria, including comfort and usability. It is expected that the results allow the selection of a set of PPE which effectively protect the workers and that facilitate, or do not interfere adversely during task execution.
One of the most challenging agricultural crops from the perspective of worker protection is the pineapple growing. Previous studies reveals the ineffectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE) usually used by workers to protect themselves against ac
Subject: Personal Protective Equipment
Snake Attack
Pineapple
Abacaxi - Cultivo
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Springer
Rights: fechado
Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41694-6_37
Address: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-41694-6_37
Date Issue: 2016
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