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dc.contributor.authorClues, L
dc.contributor.authorBromwich, D
dc.contributor.authorJones, B
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:59:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:59:25Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2010-02-15T06:49:38Z
dc.identifier.issn0815-6409
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28765
dc.description.abstractGloves are routinely used in industry to protect the wearer from injury and industrial diseases, but little is known about their effective service life or where and how they fail, as failed gloves tend to end as contaminated landfill. A commercial glove laundering operation has given a unique opportunity to investigate how gloves fail in many industries. Over 1000 dipped or partially dipped gloves were examined and it was found the most common mode of failure was at the base of the thumb, but failures between the fingers were also common. This appeared to relate to glove design and manufacture. Trials were also performed to determine the consistency of two human glove sorters when they re-sorted the same batch of gloves on different days. With further research to correlate glove appearance with glove performance, it should be possible to develop guidelines for determining the safe service life of gloves
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCCH Australia Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.wolterskluwer.com/en-au/solutions/tax-and-legal/contact
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom251
dc.relation.ispartofpageto258
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.titleHow gloves fail
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Public Health
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBromwich, David W.
gro.griffith.authorClues, Lisa M.


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