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Document ID (ISN)108993
CIS number 08-1331
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Runyan C.W., Vladutiu C.J., Rauscher K.J., Schulman M.
Title Teen workers' exposures to occupational hazards and use of personal protective equipment
Bibliographic information Oct. 2008, Vol.51, No.10, p.735-740. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract Prior research indicates that working adolescents seek care for the toxic effects of on-the-job chemical and environmental exposures. This cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative sample of 866 adolescent workers in the retail and service sector examines their exposures, personal protective equipment (PPE) use, and training. Two-thirds of the respondents were exposed to continuous, very loud noise, 55% to thermal hazards and 54% to chemical hazards. Few teens reported using any PPE, though those who had been trained reported somewhat higher usage. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) noise; toxic substances; hot workplaces; young persons; job-exposure relation; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) USA; cross-sectional study; safety training in industry; safe working methods; personal protective equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Noise
Heat and cold