|Document ID (ISN)||103970|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
|Convention or series no.
||Sánchez Pachón N.R.
||Protection and safety in telecommunications
||Protección y seguridad en las telecomunicaciones [in Spanish]|
||July-Aug. 2004, Vol.50, No.296, p.59-71. Illus.
||This article describes the hazards that are inherent in the telecommunications sector, together with measures aimed at minimizing these hazards. The main hazards include: work at height, in particular on poles, pylons or telecommunication towers; work on building facades and on messenger cables; electrical hazards; work in confined spaces; exposure to electromagnetic radiation; ergonomic risks (strain injuries, postural loads); mechanical hazards resulting from the use of tools at the workplace or during road work; use of subcontractors. Various types of personal protective equipment are listed, together with the basic safety measures to be observed before climbing on pylons, during the climb, during work at height, before descending and once on the ground.
||occupational safety; work at height; risk factors; personal protective equipment; telecommunications
||Colombia; electromagnetic radiation; electricity; work posture; work in confined spaces; strain injuries; insulated tools; insulating gloves; insulating footwear; mechanical hazards; fall arresters; reflective materials; respirators
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Colombia|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations