|Document ID (ISN)||101288|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2002-105
||Silicosis in sandblasters - A case study adapted for use in U.S. high schools
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, June 2002. 21p. Illus. 10 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2002-105/2002-105.html [in English]
||More than two million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to dusts containing crystalline silica. Prolonged inhalation of silica-containing dusts puts these workers at risk of silicosis, a fibrosis of the lungs that causes shortness of breath. More than 100,000 workers in the United States are in high-risk occupations such as sandblasting. The purpose of this booklet is to explain the basic principles of epidemiology to high school students, using the example of silicosis among sandblasters. Contents: glossary; case study of silicosis among oil field drilling pipe sandblasters; understanding silicosis; prevention of silicosis; suggested reading.
||USA; occupational diseases; silica; training material; silicosis; sandblasting; epidemiology
||case study; training manuals; glossary; petroleum and natural gas industry; construction industry
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)