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Document ID (ISN)106043
CIS number 07-176
ISBN(s) 972-8321-83-X
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Segurança e saúde no trabalho: Estudos 9
Author(s) Costa J.C., Dias A.M., Peixoto A.R., Botelho Chaves A., Silva Ribeiro C., Malheiros L.F., Maia e Costa H.
Title Occupational exposure to chemicals in the Portuguese foundry industry
Original title Esposição profissional a agentes químicos na indústria da fundição portuguesa [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Instituto para a Segurança, Higiene e Saúde no Trabalho (ISHST), Rua Barata Salgueiro, 37, 5° 1250-042 Lisboa, Portugal, June 2005. 224p. Illus. 66 ref.
Abstract Chemical occupational exposure profiles were defined for the ferrous and nonferrous metal subsectors of the foundry industry in Portugal. The study involved 15 foundries. Chemicals considered included crystalline silica, metal dusts and fumes, total dusts and mineral oils. The study enabled the characterisation of 148 exposure profiles, based on hazard evaluation. Several recommendations for improved occupational exposure risk management that comply with legal requirements in this sector are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; harmful substances; foundries; chemical hazards; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) occupational diseases; legal aspects; report; metals; standardization; mineral oils; respirable dust; metal fumes; non-ferrous metals; silica
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Exposure evaluation