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Document ID (ISN)52602
CIS number 89-1540
Year 1988
Convention or series no. Undersökningsrapport 1988:2
Author(s) Törnqvist S., Gamberale F., Högström R.M., Knave B.
Title Health hazards in work relating to the production and distribution of electricity - Interim report 3. State of health of newly employed persons
Original title Hälsorisker i arbete vid elproduktion och eldistribution - Delrapport 3. Hälsotillståndet hos nyanställda [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1988. 38p. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract Interim report from a study on health hazards in the electric power production and distribution industry in Sweden (the Elmiljö study). 706 newly employed electrical workers (mostly linemen and station workers) aged 18-44 were examined at the time of employment. Base-line data were collected through questionnaires and from clinical tests. Musculoskeletal disorders were the dominant disease and intestinal disturbances the dominant symptoms. In comparison with some other occupational groups this cohort seemed to be a health group of young electrical workers. Reports on different aspects of health in relation to exposure at work will be presented continuously during the observation period.
Descriptors (primary) electric power distribution; work on electrical equipment; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) report; magnetic fields; epidemiologic study; electric fields
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Electricity