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Document ID (ISN)103970
CIS number 05-116
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sánchez Pachón N.R.
Title Protection and safety in telecommunications
Original title Protección y seguridad en las telecomunicaciones [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2004, Vol.50, No.296, p.59-71. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; work at height; risk factors; personal protective equipment; telecommunications
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Communications industry
Personal protection