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Document ID (ISN)40243
CIS number 83-1445
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Teiger C., Laville A., Boutin J., Etxezaharreta L., Pinsky L., See N., Theureau J.
Title Rotary printers - changing their working conditions
Original title Les rotativistes - Changer les conditions de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Agence nationale pour l'amÚlioration des conditions de travail, 7 bd Romain-Rolland, 92128 Montrouge, France, 1982. 344p. Illus.
Abstract This publication was written by researchers and edited by members of printers' unions. It presents the results of an ergonomic study conducted between 1977 and 1980 on the relationships between working conditions, state of health and mortality of workers at various daily newspapers. Although applied to rotary printers in this particular case, this type of study may be useful to workers in other trades. Chapters: I - opinions of rotary printers on their working conditions and the consequences of those conditions; state of health of the printers (sleeping and eating patterns, major health problems observed); II - evaluation of the number of deaths during active life and in retirement; III - specific features of the working environment (noise, vibration, dust and pollutants, physical workload and posture, temperature and ventilation, lighting and vision, windowless rooms) and ways of determining their consequences; IV - suggestions for improving working conditions (in the shop as a whole and at individual workstations).
Descriptors (primary) printing and duplicating; ergonomics; cylinder printing machines; printing industry
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; windowless premises; noise; vibration; microclimate; work posture; respirable dust; sleep; conditions of work; physical workload
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Ergonomics