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Document ID (ISN)109317
CIS number 09-417
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Steinsvåg K., Bråtveit M., Moen B.E., Kromhout H.
Title Inter-rater agreement in the assessment of exposure to carcinogens in the offshore petroleum industry
Bibliographic information Sep. 2007, Vol.64, No.9, p.582-588. 27 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine the reliability of an expert team assessing exposure to carcinogens in the offshore petroleum industry and to examine how the information provided influenced the agreement among raters. Eight experts individually assessed the likelihood of exposure for combinations of 17 carcinogens, 27 job categories and four time periods based on descriptions of sources of exposure, descriptions of work processes carried out within the different job categories and monitoring data. Inter-rater agreement was calculated using Cohen's kappa index and single and average correlation coefficients. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; offshore oil extraction; petroleum and natural gas industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) reliability; description of technique; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Exposure evaluation