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Document ID (ISN)52697
CIS number 89-2025
Year 1988
Convention or series no. Undersökningsrapport 1988:6
Author(s) Högström R.M., Gamberale F., Knave B., Törnqvist S.
Arbetsmiljöinstitutet
Title Health hazards in work relating to the production and distribution of electricity - Interim report 4. Employees' assessment of their working environment
Original title Hälsorisker i arbete vid elproduktion och eldistribution - Delrapport 4. De anställdas bedömning av sin arbetsmiljö [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1988. 119p. 5 ref.
Abstract Interim report from a study on the health hazards in the electric power production and distribution industry in Sweden (the Elmiljö study). The report describes how 681 workers evaluated their working conditions six months after starting work. This evaluation was then compared to the evaluation made by a group of safety engineers. Noise, electric and magnetic fields, heavy lifting and unfavourable work postures were considered to be the most common exposure factors. Generally the work environment of the linemen and the power plant personnel were considered to be more severe than the work environment of the other occupational categories.
Descriptors (primary) electric power distribution; work on electrical equipment; hazard evaluation; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; electric sparks; report; noise; magnetic fields; electric fields; manual lifting; work posture; vibration
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Power generation and distribution
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Risk evaluation