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Angles of entry of ultraviolet radiation into welding helmets

Tenkate, Thomas D. & Collins, Michael J. (1997) Angles of entry of ultraviolet radiation into welding helmets. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 58(1), pp. 54-56.

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Abstract

To investigate the angles of entry of ultraviolet radiation into welding helmets, a UV detector was placed in the eye socket of a head form that was then fitted with a range of welding helmets. The head form was exposed to collimated beam of UV radiation from various orientations, and the amount of infiltration was measured. Radiation was found to be reflected from the filter plate and into the detector (eye) after entering through an opening between the edge of the shield and the side of the face and an opening between the top edge of the shield and the top of the head. These results have significance for UV exposure when welding is performed in highly reflective and enclosed situations, and for the design of welding helmets.

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ID Code: 887
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Author contact details m.collins@qut.edu.au
DOI: 10.1080/15428119791013099
ISSN: 0002-8894
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 American Industrial Hygiene Association
Copyright Statement: First published in American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 58(1):pp. 54-56.
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 16:34

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