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Document ID (ISN)60217
CIS number 93-857
ISSN - Serial title 0210-6612 - Salud y trabajo
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) García Gómez M., Urbán Fernández L.M., Maqueda Blasco J., Sánchez Gracia J.I.
Title Health changes observed in workers of automobile repair workshops
Original title Alteraciones de la salud observadas en los trabajadores de talleres de reparación de vehículos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1992, No.93, p.13-18. Illus. 5 ref.
Abstract Health disorders in relation to risk factors in 935 Spanish automobile repair workers were studied. Workers were classified according to five occupational groups: administrative workers, painters, electricians, mechanics and sheet-metal workers. Exposure to noise and solvents was evaluated and bronchopulmonary and dermatological tests were conducted for each worker, as well as a general medical examination. The only significant associations between occupation and specific health condition were for hypoacusia, endocrine disorders and renal disorders among sheet-metal workers, and for endocrine disorders among painters.
Descriptors (primary) vehicle repair and servicing; health hazards; motor vehicle industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; noise; renal diseases; sheet-metal working; solvents; hearing loss; endocrine diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Road transportation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry