|Document ID (ISN)||111411|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Prevention and control of risks in the marble industry
||Prevenção e controle dos riscos presentes em marmorarias [in Portuguese]|
||Aug. 2009, Vol.30, No.357, p.30-53. Illus.
||This article reviews the risks inherent to the tasks carried out in marble cutting operations, together with the appropriate preventive measures. Contents: summary of the various occupational safety and health projects undertaken in Brazil since 1988; effects of silica exposure in marble operations; control and preventive measures; exposure to chemical and physical agents (noise, vibration); ergonomic risks; personal protective equipment to be supplied by the employer; refresher training as a means of prevention; periodical medical examinations; retracing the history of the working conditions in the marble-cutting sector in Brazil; activities of the marble industry technical group established in 2004.
||Brazil; marble; silica; stone dressing; conditions of work; health hazards
||silicosis; work posture; personal protective equipment; limitation of exposure; threshold limit values; chemical hazards; legal aspects
||D - Periodical articles
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Workplace health promotion