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Document ID (ISN)69786
CIS number 97-1503
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Title Occupational hygiene: Physical, chemical and biological factors
Bibliographic information In: The Workplace (by Brune D. et al., eds), Scandinavian Science Publisher as, Bakkehaugveien 16, 0873 Oslo, Norway, 1997, Vol.1, p.389-681. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Internet access 97-1503.pdf [in English]
Abstract These 21 chapters in a major new survey of OSH examine selected issues in occupational hygiene: overview of occupational hygiene practice (preventive action at the planning stage, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards, programme maintenance); exposure limit values and sampling strategies; air pollutants (lung deposition and clearance); fibres; biomonitoring; heavy metal exposure in and around smelters; sick building syndrome; off-gassing from building materials; radiation; noise and vibration; workplace lighting; electromagnetic fields associated with mobile phones and with power production; radiation sources in industry; chemical and biological health risks; carcinogenic substances; organic solvents; gases; microbiological hazards; plant materials and vegetable dust.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; limitation of exposure; physical hazards; biological hazards; chemical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; smelting plants; literature survey; allergens; lighting; carcinogens; electromagnetic radiation; noise; metals; vibration; non-ionizing radiation; electromagnetic fields; microorganisms; man-made fibres; plant fibres; lung deposition; infectious diseases; gases; volatile substances; mineral fibres; aerosols; organic solvents; hearing loss; radioactive sources; building materials; health engineering; sick building syndrome; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; telephone communications; electric power generation; atmospheric pollution; permissible radiation doses; air sampling; noise measurement; exposure tests; toxic effects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Sick building syndrome
Biological hazards