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Document ID (ISN)112065
CIS number 11-0708
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Aneziris O.N., Papazoglou I.A., Doudakmani O.
Title Assessment of occupational risks in an aluminium processing industry
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.40, p.321-329. Illus. 42 ref.
Internet access Assessment.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to quantify occupational risks in an aluminium plant located in Northern Greece. Risk assessment was based on the Workgroup Occupational Risk Model (WORM), which can assess occupational risks at hazard level, activity level, job level and overall company level. Twenty six job positions were identified for this plant. All risk profiles of workers were quantified and jobs were ranked according to their risk. Operators at the entrance of the painting unit have the highest fatality risk, followed by the workers at the storage area and the workers performing sandblasting. Occupational risks were also assessed for all plant units and the overall company. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) injuries; hazard evaluation; aluminium industry; occupational accidents; risk factors; fatalities
Descriptors (secondary) Greece; premises; rolling mills; painting; storage; job study; foundries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Risk evaluation