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Document ID (ISN)108823
CIS number 08-1424
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - Prévention BTP
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barruyer C.
Title Solar radiation risks: A danger that is much underestimated in the construction sector
Original title Risque solaire: un danger largement sous-estimé dans le BTP [in French]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2008, No.109, p.48-50. Illus.
Abstract Skin cancers are increasingly frequent. Certain types of outdoor construction work such as roofing, carpentry and civil engineering are particularly at risk. This article describes the three types of skin cancer, discusses the basic precautions to be taken (wearing a T-shirt, a helmet and sunglasses) and comments a study carried out on solar radiation risks in the construction sector.
Descriptors (primary) solar radiation; France; risk factors; limitation of exposure; construction industry; skin cancer
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; melanoma; skin creams; face and eye protection; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; outdoor work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Construction industry and civil engineering
Non-ionizing radiation