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Document ID (ISN)104439
CIS number 05-644
ISSN - Serial title 0300-0559 - Revue de médecine du travail
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Frimat P.
Title Chronic obstructive bronchopneumopathies and asthma in the construction industry: What means of prevention?
Original title Broncho-pneumopathies chroniques obstructives et asthme dans le BTP -Quelle prévention? [in French]
Bibliographic information May-June 2003, Vol.XXX, No.3, p.51-54.
Abstract This article summarizes the two main approaches adopted in France for the prevention of chronic obstructive bronchopneumopathies (COBPs) and asthma in the construction industry, namely prevention by means of individual and collective technical measures and medical supervision. Contents: main principles of prevention (technical measures, individual protection, filtering equipment, supplied air respirators); medical prevention (medical supervision of healthy workers and workers with asthma or COBP).
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; obstructive ventilatory impairment; construction industry; asthma; chronic bronchitis
Descriptors (secondary) air purifying respirators; supplied air respirators; France; medical supervision; construction sites; personal protective equipment; respirable dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Occupational health services