|Document ID (ISN)||106301|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1423-3169 - Informations médicales - Medizinische Mitteilungen
|Convention or series no.
||Jost M., Cartier B., Rüegger M.
||Work in oxygen-poor atmospheres
||Arbeiten in sauerstoffreduzierten Atmosphären [in German]|
Travaux dans des atmosphères appauvries en oxygène [in French]
||2006, No.77, p.75-84. 7 ref.
||http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/02869-77-f.pdf [in French]
http://wwwitsp1.suva.ch/sap/its/mimes/waswo/99/pdf/02869-77-d.pdf [in German]
||The technique of lowering the oxygen concentration in air from 21% to 17% by adding nitrogen is increasingly used to reduce the risk of fire in premises where a fire hazard exists. This article describes the measures to be adopted for protecting the health of workers carrying out controls, maintenance or repairs in such confined spaces. Contents: scientific background; hazards faced by workers (performance limitations and increase in the risk of accidents, risks to workers with pre-existing diseases); health protection principles (technical, organisational and personal measures); preventive medical examinations.
||work in confined spaces; health hazards; protective atmospheres; maintenance and repair
||work organization; nitrogen; work capacity; medical examinations; alarm systems; self-contained breathing apparatus; personal protective equipment; hypoxia
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Switzerland|
||Other equipment and plant
|Broad subject area(s)