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Document ID (ISN)108868
CIS number 08-1391
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ramos A., Silva Filho J.F., Jardim S.R.
Title Sociodemographic data and working conditions of painters exposed to solvents at a public university in Rio de Janeiro
Original title Dados sociodemográficos e condições de trabalho de pintores expostos a solventes em uma universidade pública da cidade do Rio de Janeiro [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information July-Dec. 2007, Vol.32, No.116, p.38-49. Illus. 60 ref.
Internet accessóciodemograficos.pdf [in Portuguese]
Abstract This cross-sectional study presents the socio-demographic profile and working conditions of painters exposed to solvents. Data on demographic factors and working conditions were collected from 55 painters employed by a public university in Rio de Janeiro by means of interviews. It was found that 58.2% of the painters reported never wearing individual protection equipment; 52.73% were unaware of the internal occupational accident prevention committee; 92.73% performed some kind of repetitive movement; 60% had another source of income (mostly as freelancers); 87.3% rated relationships at work as being good and 45.45% had already worked as painters before being hired by their present employers. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; painting; solvents; plant safety and health organization; conditions of work; exposure evaluation; social aspects; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; subjective assessment; repetitive work; labour-management relations; disobeying safety instructions; cross-sectional study; supply of personal protective equipment; safety and health committees; information of personnel; length of service
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Surface treatment
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors