|Document ID (ISN)||103752|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Morales Suárez-Varela M.M., Esteve de Quesada M.J., Polanco Villalba B., Llopis González A.
||Study of the evaluation of risk factors among tanning industry workers in the province of Valencia
||Estudio de la valoración de los factores de riesgo de los trabajadores de la industria del curtido de la provincia de Valencia [in Spanish]|
||1999, Vol.XLVI, No.180, p.25-35. 18 ref.
||The objective of this study was to identify the risk factors to which tannery workers in the province of Valencia, Spain, are exposed. The main risk factors observed were noise, vibrations, ambient humidity, dust, vapours and gases. During the study period (1993-1995), a 2.5% increase in occupational accidents was recorded. Injuries consisted mainly of fissures or fractures in 1993 and musculoskeletal disorders from 1994 onwards. Significant differences were found by age group, the incidence of occupational diseases being the highest for workers aged above 45 years. Overall, the study shows an increased incidence of osteoarticular disorders among workers assigned to washing and finishing, or involved in several levels of production, an increased incidence of stress among workers assigned to washing and finishing, hearing loss among tanning workers and eczema among finishing workers or workers assigned to various levels of production.
||Spain; tanning industry; risk factors
||eczema; musculoskeletal diseases; stress factors; hazard evaluation; hearing loss
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Leather, fur and footwear
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Footwear, leather and fur industry