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Document ID (ISN)110194
CIS number 09-1149
ISSN - Serial title 1423-3177 - Suva Medical
Year 2009
Convention or series no. SUVA 80_2869.d SUVA 80_2869.f
Author(s) Rüegger M.
Title Updating of occupational medicine prevention for divers and persons working under hyperbaric conditions
Original title Neugestaltung der arbeitsmedizinischen Vorsorge von Tauchern und Überdruckarbeitern [in German]
Remaniement de la prévention dans le domaine de la médecine du travail chez les plongeurs et les personnes exerçant une activité en milieu hyperbare [in French]
Bibliographic information 2009, No.80, p.50-59. 3 ref.
Internet access [in German] [in French]
Abstract Diving work under hyperbaric conditions involves specific health hazards. Swiss regulations require persons carrying out such work to pass a preventive occupational medicine inspection. However, new findings in hyperbaric medicine having come to light since the coming into force of these regulations, the scope of the medical inspection needed to be updated. The changes required are presented in this article, together with basic information aimed at helping understand the issues related to hyperbaric medicine.
Descriptors (primary) hyperbaric pressure; occupational medicine; medical examinations; diving
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; periodic medical examinations; barotrauma; decompression sickness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hyperbaric pressure