The role of performance tests, manikins and test houses in defining clothing characteristics relevant to risk assessment.

@article{Holmr1999TheRO,
  title={The role of performance tests, manikins and test houses in defining clothing characteristics relevant to risk assessment.},
  author={Ingvar Holm{\'e}r},
  journal={The Annals of occupational hygiene},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={353-6}
}
Clothing is an important determinant of human heat exchange and accordingly a critical factor for heat stress risk assessment. A large number of international standards exist concerning protective properties of clothing. However, few standards deal with ergonomic properties and requirements of clothing, making it difficult to evaluate the function of a clothing ensemble in terms of both protection and physiological strain or discomfort. The paper examines existing test methods and procedures… CONTINUE READING

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