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Document ID (ISN)100903
CIS number 02-1910
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - Prévention BTP
Year 2002
Convention or series no. H2 F16 02
Author(s) Baud J.P., Pelé A., Letoublon M., Michel M.C.
Title Injuries caused by work under hyperbaric conditions
Original title Lésions provoquées par des travaux en milieux hyperbares [in French]
Bibliographic information Feb. 2002, No.38, p.33-40. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Contents of this information sheet on occupational diseases caused by work under hyperbaric conditions: definitions; occupations and tasks exposed to this hazard (divers, excavations in compressed air environments, welding under hyperbaric atmospheres, controlling for leaks in the containment envelopes of nuclear reactors, work in immersed chambers); mechanisms of health effects (ear barotrauma, neurotoxicity and pulmonary toxicity of oxygen, decompression symptoms); medical supervision at work; treatment of decompression accidents by emergency recompression; prevention measures; regulations; glossary.
Descriptors (primary) hyperbaric pressure; occupational diseases; France; risk factors; construction industry; health hazards; diving
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; oxygen; diseases of nose and sinuses; statistical trends; barotrauma; lung diseases; limitation of exposure; legislation; inspection; leak detection; glossary; data sheet; welding and cutting; physiology; compensation of occupational diseases
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Hyperbaric pressure