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Document ID (ISN)111411
CIS number 11-0065
ISSN - Serial title Revista CIPA
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cunha S.
Title Prevention and control of risks in the marble industry
Original title Prevenção e controle dos riscos presentes em marmorarias [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009, Vol.30, No.357, p.30-53. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; marble; silica; stone dressing; conditions of work; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) silicosis; work posture; personal protective equipment; limitation of exposure; threshold limit values; chemical hazards; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Workplace health promotion