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Document ID (ISN)110925
CIS number 10-0561
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Diego Segura B., Guimaraens Juanena D., RupÚrez Calvo M.J.
Title Sun at work: An overlooked hazard
Original title Sol en el trabajo, un peligro olvidado [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information May 2010, No.57, p.10-17. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access Sol_en_el_trabajo.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract According to the latest Spanish national survey on working conditions, 16.9% of workers spend most of their time outdoors and are exposed to solar radiation. Contents of this article on the dangers of working in the sun: definition of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation; UV index and required protective measures; effects of UV radiation on the skin; effects of UV radiation on the eyes; occupational diseases due to solar UV radiation; protection against solar radiation.
Descriptors (primary) solar radiation; ultraviolet radiation; outdoor work; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) conjunctivitis; photosensitization dermatitis; skin cancer; melanoma; personal protective equipment; safety and health training
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold