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Document ID (ISN)60215
CIS number 93-864
ISSN - Serial title 0210-6612 - Salud y trabajo
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Castillón Uribe J.M., Rey Fernández J., Rolín Cano E., Guiral Julián M., Periago Jiménez F., Viguera Rubio J.
Title Occupational risks in footwear manufacturing - I. Summary of the Report; II. Products used in the footwear manufacturing sector
Original title Riesgos profesionales en la fabricación del calzado - I. Resumen del informe; II. Productos empleados en el sector del calzado [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1990, No.77, p.5-24. Illus.
Abstract Part I is a report on a survey of occupational risks in footwear manufacturing carried out by the Spanish National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene during 1988 and the first months of 1989. A representative sample of 6,669 workers in 295 enterprises was chosen. 74% of the enterprises had a staff of less than 26 and only four enterprises employed more than 100 workers. Preventive services (such as medical services, medical examinations, training, information, atmospheric and biological monitoring), building facilities and general equipment were investigated. The most significant safety risks are: machinery and fires. The most significant health risks are: inhalation of organic fumes and noise exposure. Risks are also analysed in terms of work processes and tasks. General preventive measures are presented. Part II examines the different chemical products used in this sector, such as adhesives and solvents, and their toxicological mechanisms and health effects. Statistical tables are also included.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Spain; shoe industry; health hazards; risk factors; chemical products
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; noise; fire hazards; survey; organic solvents; statistics; hazard evaluation; adhesives
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry