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Document ID (ISN)100908
CIS number 02-1970
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Borel P., Giudicelli M.C., Klarsy D., Liégois J.M.
Title Work in sewers: Study of heart rate during accelerated searches for leaks
Original title Travail en égout: étude cardiofréquencemétrique des recherches accélérées de fuites (RAF) [in French]
Bibliographic information 2002, Vol.42, No.4, p.505-511. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract There are few occupational health studies of the strenuous nature of work in sewers. Heart rate measurements during work are a good way of evaluating cardiac strain. Ten cardiofrequency plots were obtained from workers of a water utility. Nine were usable. These measurements confirmed the high cardiac strain associated with this type of work. It is advised that persons required to work in sewers undergo a cardiac check-up before they are assigned to the task.
Descriptors (primary) water supply; work in sewers; pulse rate; physical workload
Descriptors (secondary) cardiac hypertrophy; workload assessment; pre-employment medical examinations; leak detection; heart rate monitoring
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Confined spaces
Fires