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Document ID (ISN)107310
CIS number 07-1344
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barbosa de Alencar J.R.
Title Occupational hazards during the production of pharmaceuticals: Analysis of an industry located in northeastern Brazil
Original title Riscos ocupacionais na fabricação de medicamentos: análise de uma indústria localizada no Nordeste brasileiro [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.30, No.112, p.49-67. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract Pharmaceutical production is a complex industrial process that demands high levels of investment in development, production equipment, quality control and staff training. Paradoxically, in spite of being a sector that deals uses modern technology and the requirements of good manufacturing practices (GMP), the pharmaceuticals industry is a source of several risks to workers' health and the environment. This article presents the findings of a study on occupational hazards carried out internally by the safety and health committee of a pharmaceutical company located in northeastern Brazil.
Descriptors (primary) neighbourhood protection; environmental pollution; pharmaceutical industry; risk factors; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) Brazil; safe working methods; safety and health training; safety and health committees; quality control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pharmaceutical industry
Environmental pollution