1969-02-01

Seat Belts For Construction Equipment 690568

This report discusses the primary reasons why a conventional automotive seat belt is not adequate for use on construction equipment. The major requirements for a seat belt used on this equipment are outlined with some discussion regarding the additional contributions a well-designed system can make to the effectiveness of the operator. Specific conclusions are drawn pertaining to materials, functional requirements, and general sizes and shapes of seat belt components. Some comments are made regarding the necessary testing and information which is required to fully evaluate the proper attachment and location of the seat belt on construction equipment.

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