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Document ID (ISN)102958
CIS number 03-1813
ISBN(s) 3-86509-001-X
Year 2003
Convention or series no. GA 61
Author(s) Hartwig S., Rupp A., Puls E., Kim J.H., Binder F.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Cleaning and maintenance of industrial installations: Exposure to substances
Original title Reinigung und Instandhaltung von Industrieanlagen: Stoffbelastungen [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2003. xvii, 168p. Illus. 57 ref. Price: EUR 16.50.
Abstract A total of 175 job observations were carried out in 12 companies during cleaning, maintenance and repair work. The average time needed for the tasks was recorded, and the organization workflow related to the tasks was noted. Moreover, respiratory and dermal exposures were assessed for the distinct tasks during non-normal production modes. The provision conditions and the type and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) were noted. It was found that in approximately 25% of the cases investigated, hazardous substances were present in concentrations considerably exceeding the recommended threshold values. The PPEs were wrongly used more than 75% of the cases, and were wrongly dimensioned or not correctly provided in 50% of the cases.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; rubber industry; cement industry; chemical industry; plant safety and health organization; maintenance; cleaning; gas industry; garbage incineration
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; exposure evaluation; supply of personal protective equipment; personal protective equipment; job study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution
Chemical industry
Waste collection and disposal
Cement and concrete
Cleaning work
Rubber industry