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Document ID (ISN)111076
CIS number 10-0705
ISBN(s) 978-3-934994-07-2
Year 2007
Convention or series no. ICNIRP 14/2007
Author(s) Vecchia P., Heitanen M., Stuck B.E., van Deventer E., Niu S.
International Labour Organization (ILO), International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), eds.
Title Protecting workers from ultraviolet radiation
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2007. viii, 53p. Illus. Approx. 300 ref. Price: EUR 20.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access ICNIRP_14/2007.pdf [in English]
Abstract This book provides information and advice on protecting workers from ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure. The adverse health effects of both acute and chronic UVR exposures are reviewed, emphasizing solar UVR exposure of the outdoor worker. Epidemiological observations and health consequences concerning exposure to UVR (180-400 nm) are also addressed. The publication is produced jointly by International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the WHO.
Descriptors (primary) solar radiation; ultraviolet radiation; outdoor work; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; WHO; exposure evaluation; personal protective equipment; safety guides; permissible levels
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Non-ionizing radiation