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Document ID (ISN)111252
CIS number 10-0832
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Velázquez L., Bello D., Munguia N., Zavala A., Marin A., Moure-Eraso R.
Title A survey of environmental and occupational work practices in the automotive refinishing industry of a developing country: Sonora, Mexico
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2008, Vol. 14, No.2, p.104-111. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate environmental and occupational work practices of automotive repair and refinishing industry in a developing region of Mexico. It involved detailed workplace visits to 41 body shops and six paint suppliers, as well as a survey of shop owners and 24 workers. Information was collected on work practices, level of technology in the shops, use of personal protective equipment, consumption and handling of hazardous chemicals and waste, hazard communication and environmental consciousness. Most shops had little capital, outdated technology for exposure control, poor working conditions, high potential for exposure to hazardous chemicals, and little awareness of environmental and occupational health and safety. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Mexico; harmful substances; vehicle repair and servicing; conditions of work; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) survey; job study; developing countries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry