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Document ID (ISN)62262
CIS number 94-951
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Macaluso M., Delzell E., Rose V., Perkins J., Oestenstad K.
Title Inter-rater agreement in the assessment of solvent exposure at a car assembly plant
Bibliographic information July 1993, Vol.54, No.7, p.351-359. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the feasibility and the reproducibility of a retrospective assessment of solvent exposure in the painting operations of a car assembly plant. Five industrial hygienists (the raters) reviewed summary documents on plant operations and solvent exposure levels, developed from plant records and interviews. Inter-rater agreement was evaluated by computing the percent concordance index and the intra-class correlation coefficient (r1). There was discordance among raters, a large proportion of which pertained to low exposure levels (1-5ppm). Inter-rater agreement was good for cumulative exposure scores computed for frequent exposures.
Descriptors (primary) painting; motor vehicle industry; exposure evaluation; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) chemical products; statistical evaluation; exposure records
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Surface treatment