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Document ID (ISN)109436
CIS number 09-314
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lastras González S., Fernández de la Monja V.I.
Title Role of occupational physicians in the control of the use of personal protective equipment and the resulting health issues
Original title El médico del trabajo en el control del uso de equipos de protección individual y los problemas de la salud derivados [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.LIV, No.212, p.21-32. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access [in Spanish]
Abstract All workers are exposed to a number of risks, most of them preventable in a collective manner, but in cases where these measures are not sufficient, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) becomes necessary. These items are intended to be carried or worn by workers to protect them from risks that may threaten their safety or health in the workplace, but are however themselves also capable of creating their own effects on the safety and health of workers. For this reason, occupational physicians should monitor the health of workers, assessing the personal factors that might hinder the use of PPEs, inform and train workers on all matters relating to their use, choose the appropriate PPE for each worker and, above all, follow up to detect possible effects of the use of PPE, thus avoiding their nonuse.
Descriptors (primary) selection of equipment; industrial physicians; personal protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; Spain; allergies; physical workload; heat load; disobeying safety instructions; supply of personal protective equipment; medical supervision; comment on law; workers' participation; ergonomics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Workers' participation