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Document ID (ISN)110802
CIS number 10-0315
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gómez M.E., Sanchez J.F., Cardona A.M., Pioquinto J.F., Torres P., Sanchez D., Camargo L.M., Castañeda R.A., Villamizar R.H., Cremades L.V.
Title Health and working conditions in carpenter's workshops in Armenia (Colombia)
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.48, No.2, p.222-230. Illus. 39 ref.
Internet access Health_and_working_conditions.pdf [in English]
Abstract A study of the health and working conditions in 10 carpenter's workshops in the municipality of Armenia (Colombia) was conducted. Working conditions of the 177 most exposed workers were examined, and exposure to wood dust and noise, as well as lighting, were measured. The state of health was surveyed using a self-report questionnaire. Results show that personal protection was not used appropriately and that some were inadequate, that half of workshops had below the minimum allowable lighting limit level (500 lux) required, and that the noise level exceeded the permissible maximum limit value (85 dBA) in all the workshops.
Descriptors (primary) Colombia; wood dust; carpentry; conditions of work; small enterprises; state of health; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) noise level; irritants; respiratory diseases; skin diseases; determination in air; exposure evaluation; lighting
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Exposure evaluation
Risk evaluation
Air pollution
Lighting and colour
Woodworking industry
Skin diseases