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Document ID (ISN)110208
CIS number 09-1135
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kayumba A.V., Brňtveit M., Mashalla Y., Baste V., Eduard W., Moen B.E.
Title Working conditions and exposure to dust and bioaerosols in sisal processing factories in Tanzania
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.6, No.3, p.165-173. 45 ref.
Abstract Information was collected on working conditions and personal exposures to dust, bacteria, and fungi in sisal fiber processing factories in Tanzania to identify health hazards and possible needs for preventive measures. Walkthrough surveys were performed in six sisal factories. Personal worker breathing zone dust samples were collected during sisal processing and analyzed for concentration of dust and for fungi and bacteria. It was found that workers were exposed to high levels of bioaerosols and most items considered to be a prerequisite for a good working environment were either missing or inadequate.
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; Tanzania, United Republic of; sisal; fibre-rope industry; conditions of work; health hazards; biological hazards; aerosols
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; bacteria; fungi; limitation of exposure; determination in air; breathing atmosphere; safe working methods; supply of personal protective equipment; job study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway; Tanzania, United Republic of
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards