|Document ID (ISN)||100793|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1529-8663 - AIHA Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Adjustment of occupational exposure limits for unusual work schedules
||May-June 2000, Vol.61, No.3, p.367-374. Illus. 25 ref.
||During the past two decades, unusual work schedules have become widespread in many industries, particularly in the mining and petrochemical sectors, and to a lesser extent in other industries. Workers in such situations no longer work the traditional 8h shifts five days per week that are the basic assumptions of the occupational exposure limit setting process. This article consists of a review of literature relating to the issue of adjustments of exposure limits during unusual work schedules. Various adjustment models are presented and discussed, and a number of conclusions are drawn. Tables of adjustment factors for 34 specific contaminants for two unusual schedules are given, and a simple approach for use by industrial hygienists is proposed.
||shift work; work time schedules; mining industry; determination of exposure limits; petrochemical industry; limitation of exposure
||literature survey; plant health services; permissible levels; threshold limit values
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hours of work
Mining and quarrying