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dc.contributor.authorPomares Torres, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.authorCarrión Jackson, Elena Ángela
dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorSáez, Pedro Ignacio
dc.identifier.citationPomares, J.C.; Carrión, E.Á.; González, A.; Saez, P.I. Optimization on Personal Fall Arrest Systems. Experimental Dynamic Studies on Lanyard Prototypes. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1107.
dc.description.abstractTens of thousands of fall-from-height accidents take place at construction sites every year. These types of accidents range from minor to fatal, causing a significant financial burden to enterprises, personal and family traumatic experiences, high medical costs, as well as hard compensation claim settlements. It makes sense then, that some sort of effective personal protective equipment (PPE) be devised to stop these types of accidents from happening. This article aims to explain how PPE can be used to minimize personal injury and the costs implied. The main contribution of this study is that the prototypes made with dynamic ropes and terminals knotted—without an energy absorber—could safely retain falls. Results show that standards EN 354 and EN 364 need to incorporate dynamic test requirements, for the reason that a high loading rate significantly reduces the resistance in static tests that manufacturing companies claim they have. Surprisingly, more than 90 percent of work at heights use PPE without any absorber. Finally, this study calls for the need to accurately determine the dynamic response of PPE in order to further advance in improvements of these fall arrest systems with no energy absorber. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel,
dc.publisherMDPI AGes
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.titleOptimization on personal fall arrest systems. Experimental dynamic studies on lanyard prototypeses
dc.journal.titleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthes
dc.subject.keywordPrevención de riesgos laboraleses
dc.subject.keywordArnés anticaídaes
dc.subject.keywordCaída - Accidentees
dc.subject.keywordEquipo de Protección Individual (EPI)es
dc.subject.keywordDisipador de energíaes
dc.subject.keywordNormativa construcciónes
dc.subject.unesco6109.01 Prevención de Accidenteses
dc.subject.unesco5312.03 Construcciónes
dc.subject.unesco3204.02 Enfermedades Profesionaleses

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