1st Edition

Head, Eye, and Face Personal Protective Equipment New Trends, Practice and Applications

Edited By Katarzyna Majchrzycka Copyright 2020
    146 Pages
    by CRC Press

    146 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Head, Eye, and Face Personal Protective Equipment: New Trends, Practice, and Applications presents protective equipment in the context of the latest design trends, materials, and technologies. It informs the reader using basic safety principles to avoid issues with commonly used personal protective equipment (PPE), such as helmets and eye and face protectors. It provides the latest design trends in eye and face protectors to avoid optical hazards and for use in variable lighting conditions.


    • Fills the gap on current solutions of PPE and occupational safety

    • Educates in reducing risk connected with using industrial safety gear

    • Helpful to optometrists in the selection of eye protection for people with visual impairments

    • Instructs the reader on choosing smart materials and safety products

    • Provides best practices for checking the technical condition of the equipment

    This book is essential for the safety professional and medical experts in the field. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to personal protective equipment using new technologies in the field.

    "The monograph Head, Eye, and Face Personal Protective Equipment - New Trends, Practice and Applications is a complementary and thoughtful but selected compilation of the most relevant information concerning protective helmets as well as eye and face protection. The compilation of these two protection types is the result of the common use of both protective helmets and eye and face protectors. This requires their full compatibility, both in terms of ensuring optimum safety and comfort of use.

    The authors have chosen the material according to the needs of people directly responsible for safety at work and users of those protectors. The main aim of the work is to popularise knowledge in the field of construction, research methods, selection and use of protective helmets and eye and face protectors. In terms of use, the authors emphasise the necessity of independent control, i.e. checking the technical condition of the equipment used by the end users.

    The presented monograph includes the current state of knowledge in this scope, extended by the results and summaries of the authors' own research. All requirements and research methods are given based on European (EN), international (ISO) standards and standards operating in different geographical areas.

    The monograph also encompasses new trends in the design of protective helmets and eye and face protectors.

    All this allows me to emphasize the uniqueness of this monograph in relation to previous publications in this field, both in terms of the scope and selection of information concerning protective helmets and eye and face protectors."
    — Ryszard Korycki, Łódź University of Technology

    1. Basic principles of safe use. 2. Head protection. 3. Eye and face protection. 4. Compatibility of the protective helmets, face and eye protectors. 5. Good practices in verification of technical condition of the protective equipment.


    Katarzyna Majchrzycka, PhD (Eng), DSc is the Head of the Department of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute. She carries out activities directed at research in the area of protective and utility parameters of personal protective equipment, proper selection and development of new solutions and manufacturing technologies. Her primary research focusing on the filtering materials used to protect against bioaerosols. She has participated in several research projects and is the author or co-author of 15 patents and over 90 publications. She is a laureate of numerous awards in field of innovativeness, scientific research and new technologies in developing advanced PPE and an active member of the European Co-ordination of Notified Bodies concerning PPE directive 89/686/EEC, as a representative of Poland at the Horizontal Meeting.