|Document ID (ISN)||109733|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Runyan C.W., Vladutiu C.J., Rauscher K.J., Schulman M.
||Teen workers' exposures to occupational hazards and use of personal protective equipment
||Oct. 2008, Vol.51, No.10, p.735-740. Illus. 23 ref.
||Prior research indicates that working adolescents seek care for the toxic effects of on-the-job chemical and environmental hazard exposures. This cross-sectional survey of a 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 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. Teens working in the retail and service sectors experience a variety of chemical, thermal, biologic and noise exposures. Efforts to eradicate such exposures need to be complemented by increased provision of PPE and appropriate training in their use.
||noise; toxic substances; chemical products; hot workplaces; young persons; job-exposure relation; services; retail trade
||USA; cross-sectional study; safety training in industry; safe working methods; personal protective equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
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