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ID (ISN) del documento109045
Número CIS 09-125
ISSN - Título de la serie 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Dyosi S.
Título Evaluation of preventive and control measures for lead exposure in a South African lead-acid battery recycling smelter
Información bibliográfica Oct. 2007, Vol.4, No.10, p.762-769. Illus. 8 ref.
Resumen This cross-sectional study investigated the effectiveness of preventive and control measures implemented in a South-African lead smelter involved in the recycling of lead-acid batteries. Twenty-two workers were observed and interviewed. Structured questionnaires were used to gather workers' personal information, perception about their work environment, health risks and work practices. Retrospective data from air monitoring and medical surveillance programs were obtained from the plant's records. Although the plant had adopted several control measures, some areas had average lead-in-air levels above 0.15mg/m3, the occupational exposure limit for lead. Workers in the smelting area and battery breaking area had the highest blood lead levels. Personal protective equipment was not in regular use in lead exposure zones.
Descriptores (primarios) Sudáfrica; plomo y sus compuestos; fabricas metalúrgicas; reciclaje de materiales; valoración de la exposición
Descriptores (secundarios) valores umbrales; limitación de la exposición; encuesta por cuestionario; estudio transversal; vigilancia médica; suministro de equipo de protección; dosificación en el aire; dosificación en la sangre; métodos de trabajo y seguridad
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaSudáfrica
Tema(s) Metalurgia, trabajo de los metales
Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Exposure evaluation
Smelting and refining operations
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances