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Safety Information Profile: Safety by Effective Illumination and Color.


PB84154145

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Burton, D. J.; Broadwater, K. J.
Page Count 56
Abstract A safety information profile is presented for the uses of industrial lighting and color. Different types of lighting and the uses of color for psychological benefits and hazard identification are described. Health and safety hazards are discussed in terms of inappropriate quantity and quality of light. Current controls for the proper use of light and color are reviewed, and statistics are given for accidents associated with insufficient lighting. Industry trends are discussed. Related and proposed federal standards are considered, and a list of names and addresses of associations and other interested parties is provided. It is concluded that the contribution of visibility factors to accidents is underrated, and the primary considerations for industrial lighting are proper quality and quantity. Recommendations cite the need for routine inspection of lighting systems, federal adoption of a vision conservation program, and further study to determine optimum lighting conditions.
Keywords
  • Interior lighting
  • Industries
  • Safety
  • Profiles
  • Colors
  • Illuminating
  • STET
  • Luminous intensity
  • Lamps
  • Accident prevention
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Trends
  • Lighting equipment
  • Standards
  • Visibility
  • Requirements
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Health hazards
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 94E - Environmental Engineering
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Radian Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198409
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
Safety Information Profile: Safety by Effective Illumination and Color.
Safety Information Profile: Safety by Effective Illumination and Color.
PB84154145

  • Interior lighting
  • Industries
  • Safety
  • Profiles
  • Colors
  • Illuminating
  • STET
  • Luminous intensity
  • Lamps
  • Accident prevention
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Trends
  • Lighting equipment
  • Standards
  • Visibility
  • Requirements
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Health hazards
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 94E - Environmental Engineering
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
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