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ID (ISN) del documento62950
Número CIS 94-1608
ISSN - Título de la serie 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Año 1994
Número de serie
Autor(es) Griffith G.A.P., Jones N.P.
Título Eye injury and eye protection: A survey of the chemical industry
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1994, Vol.44, No.1, p.37-40. 10 ref.
Resumen In a population of 62,839 chemical industry workers studied for one month (approximately 10 million man-hours), 60 eye injuries (45.1% of all eye injuries) were caused by chemicals (eye injury incidence 11.4 per 1,000 employees per year). Six patients (10%) required hospital attention; no sight-threatening injuries occurred. It is recognized that most of these injuries are avoidable. Eye protectors were not a requirement in some situations where injury occurred, were not used where specified in some cases, and in others failed to prevent injury even when worn. This low incidence of injury can be further reduced by appropriate selection and wear of protectors, by education and by legislation.
Descriptores (primarios) industria química; lesiones oculares; protección de la cara y de los ojos
Descriptores (secundarios) Reino Unido; substancias nocivas; catalogo de substancias químicas; encuesta por cuestionario; formación en prevención; equipo de protección individual; gafas de protección; tasas de frecuencia; primeros auxilios
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Química, hidrocarburos,plásticos, caucho
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Chemical industry
Face and eye protection