|Document ID (ISN)||110802|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Gómez M.E., Sanchez J.F., Cardona A.M., Pioquinto J.F., Torres P., Sanchez D., Camargo L.M., Castañeda R.A., Villamizar R.H., Cremades L.V.
||Health and working conditions in carpenter's workshops in Armenia (Colombia)
||Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.222-230. Illus. 39 ref.
||Health_and_working_conditions.pdf [in English]
||A study of the health and working conditions in 10 carpenter's workshops in the municipality of Armenia (Colombia) was conducted. Working conditions of the 177 most exposed workers were examined, and exposure to wood dust and noise, as well as lighting, were measured. The state of health was surveyed using a self-report questionnaire. Results show that personal protection was not used appropriately and that some were inadequate, that half of workshops had below the minimum allowable lighting limit level (500 lux) required, and that the noise level exceeded the permissible maximum limit value (85 dBA) in all the workshops.
||Colombia; wood dust; carpentry; conditions of work; small enterprises; state of health; risk factors
||noise level; irritants; respiratory diseases; skin diseases; determination in air; exposure evaluation; lighting
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Lighting and colour