NIOSH US Firefighters Anthropometric Measurements Data

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The dataset contains recent anthropometric measurements data useful for updating ergonomic and safety specifications for fire apparatus and firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE). Data collected during the anthropometric measurements performed and from the consecutive analysis done on primary data is segregated by gender of individuals, posture and wearing or not of the gear during measurements and as well by the type of units (metric or imperial).

Complexity

The source of data is provided by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH mission is to develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice.

Seventy-one measurements relevant to the design of seats, seat belts, cabs, turnout gear, gloves, and head-and-face gear are presented in this dataset. Forty of the 71 measurements were collected with the participants in fitted shorts in both standing and seated postures. Twenty-one of the 71 measurements were collected while the participants were wearing their personal turnout gear, including personal selection of tools stored in their pockets, in both standing and seated postures. Ten of the 71 measurements were hand- and head/face-related dimensions extracted from hand and head/face scans. The data provide the first available U.S. national firefighter anthropometric information which will benefit the design of future fire apparatus and protective equipment to better protect firefighters.

A stratified sampling plan of 3-age by 3-race/ethnicity combinations was used to collect anthropometric data (body dimensions) of 863 male and 88 female firefighters across the U.S. regions; 71 body dimensions were measured. Measurements were recorded using a FARO digitizing arm for vertical dimensions. Measurements of body depths were obtained using anthropometers, breadths using sliding calipers, and circumferences using tape measures. Other instruments included a weight scale, a stool for seated measurement, and a Smedley hand grip dynamometer for hand grip strength measurements. A 3-dimensional head-and-face scan and a 2-dimensional hand scan were recorded using a head scanner and a hand scanner, where four hand dimensions and six head-and-face measurements were extracted.

The type of anthropometric measurements performed on the firefighters are the following:

– Abdominal Breadth,
– Abdominal Depth,
– Acromial Height,
– Acromion-Grip Length,
– Acromion-Trochanter Length,
– Acromion-Wrist Length,
– Acromion Breadth,
– Acromion Height,
– Ankle Height,
– Axilla Height,
– Bideltoid Breadth,
– Bideltoid Breadth,
– Bideltoid Breadth/Width,
– Bigonion Breadth,
– Biinfraorbitale Breadth,
– Bitragion Arc Length,
– Bitrochanter Length,
– Boot Breadth,
– Boot Length,
– Buttock-Shoe Tip Length,
– Buttock-Knee Length,
– Calf Circumference,
– Cervicale Height,
– Chest Breadth,
– Chest Circumference,
– Chest Depth,
– Chest Width,
– Crotch Height,
– Elbow-Wrist Length,
– Elbow Height,
– Eye Height,
– Face Breadth,
– Face Length,
– Foot Breadth,
– Foot Length,
– Functional Arm Span,
– Functional Leg Length,
– Grip Strength,
– Hand Breadth,
– Hand Length,
– Head Arc Length,
– Head Breadth,
– Head Circumference,
– Height,
– Hip Breadth,
– Hip Circumference,
– Knee Height,
– Midtragion To Head Top Length,
– Neck Circumference,
– Nuchal Height,
– Overhead Reach,
– Palm Breadth,
– Palm Length,
– Popliteal Height,
– Shoulder-Elbow Length,
– Shoulder-Grip Length,
– Stature,
– Thigh Circumference,
– Thigh Clearance,
– Under Bust Circumference,
– Vertical Trunk Circumference,
– Waist Circumference,
– Waist Depth,
– Waist Height,
– Waist Width,
– Weight.

Date Created

2015-10-23

Last Modified

2015-10-23

Version

2015-10-23

Update Frequency

Never

Temporal Coverage

2014

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Firefighters Anthropometry, Firefighters Body Dimensions, Occupational Safety, Firefighters PPE, Fire Apparatus, Firefighting Gear, Anthropometric Dimensions, Anthropometry Without Gear, Anthropometry In Gear, Firefighters Gender

Other Titles

Firefighters Body Dimensions For Safety And Firefighting Gear Design, Estimated Data For Body Dimensions Of US Firefighters

Name Description Type Constraints
GenderThe gender of firefighters to which the estimated values correspondstringenum : Array required : 1
Type_Of_Anthropometric_MeasurementThe type of anthropometric measurement performedstringrequired : 1
Type_Of_UnitsThe type of units for the estimated data about body dimensionsstringenum : Array required : 1
Firefighters_Posture_During_MeasurementThe type of units for the estimated data about body dimensionsstringenum : Array
Is_In_Gear_During_MeasurementIndicates if the firefighters were measured in gear or without gearboolean-
Unweighted_Sample_SizeThe number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedureintegerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Weighted_Sample_SizeThe number of firefighters after adjusting for gender and race/ethnicitynumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
MeanThe average value for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Standard_Error_Of_MeanThe standard error of mean value for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Standard_DeviationThe standard deviation for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_1The mean value for the first percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_2The mean value for the second percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_3The mean value for the third percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_5The mean value for the fifth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_10The mean value for the tenth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_20The mean value for the twentieth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_25The mean value for the twenty-fifth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_50The mean value for the fiftieth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_75The mean value for the seventy-fiftieth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_80The mean value for the eightieth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_90The mean value for the ninetieth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_95The mean value for the ninety-fifth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_97The mean value for the ninety-seventh percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_98The mean value for the ninety-eighth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
Percentile_99The mean value for the ninety-ninth percentile for the adjusted number of firefighters in the sample on which a specific anthropometric measurement was performed, with the specified gender and conditions related to measurement procedurenumberrequired : 1 level : Ratio
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MenFace LengthInches863863.004.900.000.304.304.404.404.404.504.604.704.905.105.105.205.305.405.505.50
WomenFace LengthInches8888.004.500.000.204.004.004.104.104.204.304.304.504.704.704.804.904.905.005.00
MenHand LengthInches857857.007.800.000.407.007.107.107.207.307.507.507.808.008.108.308.408.508.508.70
WomenHand LengthInches8888.007.200.000.306.506.506.606.706.906.907.007.207.407.507.607.808.008.108.10
MenPalm LengthInches858858.004.500.000.204.004.104.104.104.204.304.304.404.604.604.804.804.905.005.00
WomenPalm LengthInches8888.004.100.000.203.603.603.603.703.903.903.904.104.204.304.404.504.604.604.60
MenFace BreadthInches863863.005.900.000.305.305.405.405.505.605.705.705.906.106.106.206.306.406.406.50
WomenFace BreadthInches8888.005.400.000.205.005.005.005.105.205.305.305.405.605.605.705.805.805.805.90
MenHand BreadthInches858858.003.800.000.203.403.503.503.503.603.703.703.803.904.004.104.104.104.204.30
WomenHand BreadthInches8888.003.400.000.203.103.103.203.203.303.303.303.403.603.603.703.703.703.903.90